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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Five Things to Be Thankful For

Most days are a blur for many of us. We don’t cross off everything on our lengthy “to do” lists, and these do’s carry over to our lists for the next day. As it is Giving Thanks month here at the posse, crazy as it sounds, I wanted to add one more thing to my list, something I don’t often scribble amid the grocery shopping and bank treks—counting my blessings. How often do we slow down enough to realize how much we have to be thankful for?

As a group, the wet noodle posse is thankful for the writing contracts we have, the agents who represent us, for the readers who enjoy our books and short stories, and for our families and friends who support us in our creative endeavors.

As an individual, here are the top five things I am thankful for today:
1. family
2. friends
3. health
4. a sound roof over my family’s head
5. a local dance supply store calling Grishko for me last night and getting them to send a few pairs of my daughter’s pointe shoes, needed for Nutcracker in three weeks. They’re on back order at my usual on-line store. Whew! Thank you, Center Stage!

How about you? What’s on your list? What are you thankful for?

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At 7:08 AM, Blogger Gillian Layne said...

1) my girls are healthy.
2) my health insurance, expensive as it is, is adequate, and we can afford it.
3) My old truck is still working!
4) Our fall colors in the Midwest this year were amazing.
5) Peppermint Ghirardelli squares. :)

At 8:17 AM, Blogger Mo H said...

A fabulous list!!!! I'm heading out to get a little exercise and enjoy some fall color myself!

At 10:37 AM, Blogger Judy said...

1. My sister and my younger brother and his family.
2. Friends, lots of good friends, old and new, in person and online.
3. Work that I enjoy and the people I work with and for.
4. Good books that help me look at my life differently and laugh at myself, coming away with a healthier perspective.
5. An inspired, persistent, and patient counselor.

At 10:53 AM, Blogger Theresa Ragan said...

Great lists everybody. Your daughter is gorgeous, Mo.

1) I am grateful for my very supportive and encouraging husband and for my four awesome kids.

2) my health

3) to be alive!

At 12:08 PM, Blogger Terry McLaughlin said...

Hi, Maureen--loved the picture of your family :-).

1) Always, my family--this sprawling, extended, multi-generational group of fun, sweet people. I scored, big-time, in this category :-).

2) My health, which leaves me free to enjoy all my blessings.

3) The big, wide world--isn't it fascinating and beautiful?

4) All the kind and clever people I've met in the world who lend a hand and share their smiles and talents. People can be amazing!

5) Technology. Modern medicine, ATMs, downloading tunes & movies, word processors, food processors, electronic car gadgets--too many awesome items to mention. People (back to #4) are so darned smart to think up this stuff!

At 1:54 PM, Blogger Trish Milburn said...

Lovely family photo, Mo.

I'm thankful for sunny days, good health, freedom, lots of great books to read, a great husband, that New Moon comes out in theaters this month, and so much more.

At 7:30 PM, Blogger Louisa Cornell said...

Great lists, ladies! Gorgeous daughter, Mo !

1. My family.

2. All the wonderful friends my writing has made for me - online and off.

3. My fabulous critique partner who is sister, friend and foot in the butt when needed.

4. My dogs and cats who keep me company, grounded, amused, comforted and ensure that I get up and go to work each day in spite of the fact I hate my job. Mama has to make dog food money!

5. All of the wonderful places I've been and things I've been allowed to see and experience and all that's yet to come.

At 8:30 PM, Blogger Karen said...

Six things to be thankful for!

Meaningful work that helps others and enriches me.

Good health and a beautiful world to live in.

My family--which will increase by one in late May, 2010!!!




At 8:36 PM, Blogger Diane Gaston said...

I'm thankful for
1. My family and friends
2. My health and the health of my family (including the ones without health insurance! especially their health)
3. My writing life and all the gifts it has brought me
4. My country and all its strengths; we forget we can do anything if we have courage
5. My cats

At 8:47 PM, Blogger Merrillee said...

I have so many things to be thankful for. I don't know how I can put them all in a list. This is only a small part of the things I'm thankful for.
1. Family, especially my granddaughter (it is beyond saying how fun it is to be a grandparent)
2. the beautiful place where I live
3. church and Christian family
4. that I can write stories to share and people actually pay me money to do it
5. good health

At 7:06 AM, Blogger Mo H said...

I enjoyed reading all your lists!


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