“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
― Marcel Proust
Happy Thanksgiving to all of my friends, readers, and website visitors in the United States, and a big thank you to all of you, everywhere!
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- Felicia Welch-Reevers
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- and Janis Thereault
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“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”
― Maya Angelou, Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer
Though I like putting on a big holiday spread, my Thanksgiving Day this year is going to be a quiet one, with just immediate family. Which means I’ll have no urgent need to chase dust bunnies the whole day before, and I’ll be wrangling a much smaller bird the morning of!
And though I support a special holiday for giving thanks, I strive for an attitude of gratitude every day. I strive, because it’s not my natural inclination!
“Sometimes life knocks you on your ass… get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
It’s been a great year for me. I’ve met new authors and readers through in-person events like Lady Jane’s Salon, the California Dreamin’ Conference, InD’Scribe and the Jane Austen Tea, as well as on-line events via The Romance Studio, The Romance Reviews, and Facebook. I’ve had the chance to give back through volunteer service to my RWA chapters, and many generous authors let me guest-blog on their sites. My 2014 novel Bella’s Band received a RONE Award Honorable Mention, and I self-published a novella, Liliana’s Letter.
“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
I’ve had many blessings. How about you? When you look back at the past year, what are you grateful for?
Please share below! But first, I want to leave you with this image of my favorite part of the Thanksgiving feast:
And share with you this Thanksgiving wish:
May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
and your pies take the prize,
and may your Thanksgiving dinner
stay off your thighs!
Quotes: Goodreads, Businesspundit.com