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Thankful Thursday

Big Smiles!

Some days, it’s just enough to be thankful for your health, other days there are blessings dropping from the sky like crisp autumn leaves – in abundance! Honor them all, big and small.

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” -Karen Lamb



Today, I am thankful for…

NaNoWriMo season!!!! AND…drumroll,   I HAVE A SOLID working IDEA for this year’s novel! *Squeee!!*

My Daily emails from Bob Proctor, who sends me motivating quotes, many of which inspire these posts!

My amazing “second family” – my silly, sweet and supportive coworkers.

Haunted Houses and the fuel it added to my Novel idea fire. Went here on Sunday with my oldest >> The Eleventh Hour

Edy’s Pumpkin Ice Cream. Just Eat it. Seriously.

What/who are you thankful for today? Tap into the gratitude and see how it frees your mind for creativity. Share!

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Thankful Thursday

Big Smiles!

Filling your heart with gratitude actually manifests more good things in your life. Don’t believe me? Try it!

 

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.”

~ Dale Carnegie, 1888-1955, Author



Today, I am thankful for…

Autumn leaves a-flame in brilliant oranges, reds and purples on the trees outside my window.

A family party where I spent quality time with my favorite cousins!

Keeping up with my daily writing practice.

Gas prices are coming down…

The beautiful essay my oldest son wrote about his Great-Grandma. (proud mama!)

What/who are you thankful for today? Tap into the gratitude and see how it frees your mind for creativity. Share!

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Thankful Thursday

Big Smiles!

Shout from the rooftops! Sing in your car! Dance in your kitchen! Be grateful. Fully. Every day.

“I do not think of all the misery, but of the glory that remains. Go outside into the fields, nature and the sun, go out and seek happiness in yourself and in God. Think of the beauty that again and again discharges itself within and without you and be happy.”
– Anne Frank



Today, I am thankful for…

A very unique tool with coaching: The Image Center. Check out the fab coach, Michelle Russell I worked with this week.  Ask about 30 minute “session.”

Heather Sellers. I bow down to you, oh wise one. You read my mind and sync my soul. Read her book to know what I’m talking about >> Page After Page

Though it’s raining a bit more than my liking, I LOVE FALL!!!

Trying to open my mind, my soul, my perception of self and others.

The unexpected “a book you requested has arrived!” from my library. Do you HEART your library?

What/who are you thankful for today? Tap into the gratitude and see how it frees your mind for creativity. Share!

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Thankful Thursday

Big Smiles!

Some days, it’s just enough to be thankful for your health, other days there are blessings dropping from the sky like crisp autumn leaves – in abundance! Honor them all, big and small.

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson



Today, I am thankful for…

Not one, but TWO awesome discoveries: Chobani Greek Yogurt – MANGO flavor (yum!!) and the Soundtrack to the movie Whip It (strong female bands, punk feel – great for writing my kick a#$ scenes!)

An exercise from Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook, that may have just turned my entire book on its head – in a GOOD way!

Though I often complain about it, I’m very grateful for my job and for my husband’s job.

My husband’s birthday weekend! Check out where we’ll be on Saturday night:  >>> WhooHoo!

Have to mention it again this week: FALL WEATHER!!!!!! Which means: walks on the trail, driving with the windows down, crock pot meals, cozy family movie nights on the couch, Halloween season, my birthday!!!

What/who are you thankful for today? Tap into the gratitude and see how it frees your mind for creativity. Share!

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Thankful Thursday

Some days/weeks it’s a struggle to come up with thankful thoughts.  So, I try to spin the negative into a positive…

Although my two boys are sick with the flu, I’m thankful I have my boys and happy I’m a mom

Although I had to scrape ice off of my car windows this a.m. (in APRIL!!) I’m thankful I have a car

Although I have to play catch-up (and cover for my boss) for missing work yesterday, I’m thankful I have a job!

Although I was up half the night with a sick child and slept through my workout time, I’m thankful I have a bed and a body that allows me to push it through weight and cardio circuits

Although I have manuscript that is far from the query stage, I’m thankful I have the energy and attitude it will take to get it submission-ready!

What or who are you Thankful this week, even if they begin with an “Although…”

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Thankful Thursday – Share your gratitude

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” 

~ William Arthur Ward 

It’s been a while since I’ve publically expressed my thanks for the many people, events and just little blessings that make me who I am.

So, thanks goes out to:

All of my faithful subscribers – you are the reason I strive to write valuable, insightful posts

Readers passing through – looking at my visits per day brings a smile to my writers’ soul

Inspiring comments – making connections is the TRUE reason I write and the comments you leave give me that sense of community

My gal pals of WPSS you know who you are: superwomen who encourage, kick butt and share this wild journey of writing while mothering. Love each of you and can’t wait till we meet in October!!

My amazing young writing students – you inspire me EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Your ideas and stories fill me with that bubbling passion for the craft of writing – and teaching! Keep rockin’ out those words…

Fellow writing teachers – we share that strong bond of hope – hoping to reach one more student, reel one more in to the sea of storyland.  I gain strength knowing there are more of us out there, each with our own net. Please tell me how I can give back to you!

Twitter – I know this is silly, but Twitter has brought me mass info, contacts and camaraderie and I love having all of those at my fingertips!

My family – who encourages me, inspires me, makes me crazy yet keeps me grounded. All I do is for you : )

What are you thankful for today? Post it on your blog or comment here, but don’t keep the gift of thankfulness to yourself ; )

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