Usually, I can always think of something blog about. Books, writing, polymer clay dragons, but today I’ve kind of got nothing, except to say that I hope that our nation, heck, that our entire world, can find peace. That’s probably a long shot, but it’s something I know a lot of people are praying for.
As it is the week of Thanksgiving, however, and I probably won’t be posting again until after the turkey comas have come and gone, I would like to dedicate at least a little bit of my blog to the people, places, and things for which I am thankful. I know, I run the risk of sounding terribly hokey, and I apologize. But it is the season.
I’m thankful, first and foremost, for my family, my parents and my sister. They are, without a doubt, the most important part of my life, and I’m so grateful for their love and constant support.
I’m thankful for my sweet kitty, my Midnight. She has been through a whole lot in her life, but I hope she knows just how loved she is and that she is safe and sound inside her forever home. I think she does.
I’m thankful for friends who make me laugh and listen to me when I’m crazy and who I know I can count on no matter what.
I’m thankful for books and for the gift of words.
I’m thankful for my home.
I’m thankful the opportunities I’ve had in the past year. To be honest, getting to participate in book events, being asked to speak (I’m actually speaking at a writer’s group on Saturday!), I just never could have imagined that I’d get to do stuff like this. I made the decision to become an author five short years ago. It’s insane to look back and think about how far I’ve come. And I’m hoping it’s just the beginning.
I’m thankful for this holiday season and all the joy it brings.
Finally, I’m thankful for you, all of you reading this. To everyone who has supported not just me, but any author, traditional or indie, a huge THANK YOU. I know several of you are authors yourselves, so I know you’ll agree with me when I say that we owe our readers everything! Thank you so, so much. You make our worlds go ’round!