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Thankful Thursday

Big Smiles!

Are you a Giver or a Taker? I think we need to balance on both sides of the coin. But, remember, give with a grateful heart and receive with a thankful soul.

Some people are always grumbling
because roses have thorns;
I am thankful
that thorns have roses.
~ Alphonse Karr



Today, I am thankful for…

The smell of autumn crisp in the breeze, leaves that begin to crunch.

An excited feeling in my belly that something amazing is on the horizon.

Time to write for two hours last Friday afternoon – and the scene I wrote rich with sensory details and symbolism.

Audio books!! Just finished The History of Love, Nicole Kraus. Now, I’m “reading” Go Put Your Strengths to Work, Marcus Buckingham.

Warm fuzzies still floating around my head and heart from this year’s Summer Writing Studio! (I’m working on a series of posts from the  prompts & exercises we  used in Studio)

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!

As writers, we need to step outside ourselves and connect with the positive energy around us. And give back.

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…

Getting to meet Maggie Stiefvater in person and having her sign not only all 3 books in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series, but my canvas writing bag, as well!

Listening to the soundtrack from Into the Wild and dreaming of my future.

That my family respects and honors my time and space to workout daily.

Turbo Jam! Woot! Woot!

A flurry of young writers anxious to sign up for the Summer Writing Studio! (Hurry! Only a few spaces left!)

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!

As writers, we need to step outside ourselves and connect with the positive energy around us. And give back.

  “When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears.” ~ Anthony Robbins

Today, I am thankful for…

Delicious cool breezes to break up the soupy hot weather we’ve been having.

Audio Books! Just finished an inspiring one by Lisa Nichols – NO MATTER WHAT. Now onto David Allen’s GETTING THINGS DONE.

Reading time with my 7-year-old, complete with cuddles, of course!

Hike in the woods with my husband over the weekend, and the much-needed conversation about our future goals and how to achieve them together. (hint: I have a NEW focus, more later!)

Inspiring my boys to be more active, as they watch me sweat to Jillian Michael’s DVD’s and my trainer’s list of resistance workoutss (ouch!)

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!

As writers, we need to step outside ourselves and connect with the positive energy around us. And give back.

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

~ Oprah Winfrey

Today, I am thankful for…

My AMAZING new personal fitness trainer, Dani, who is helping me not only reach my fitness goals, but my *life goals, as well. She’s FANTASTIC. Check her out!

*come back Monday to see how I’m doing this!

Deborah Halverson, author, editor & teacher who is offering FREE excerpts & PDF’s from her new book: Writing YA Fiction for Dummies  during her Virtual Book Launch Contest PLUS! a chance to win a first chapter critique.

A second chance to meet one of my fav YA authors, Maggie Stiefvater at Andersons Bookshop in Naperville next month! Her final book, FOREVER, in the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy comes out July 12. Squee!!!

The long weekend and gorgeous weather in the forecast : )

A connection with my new critique partner.

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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