During this Thanksgiving holiday consider adding the gratitude attitude to your life for a healthier mindset, a happier life, and even better days creating. We GROGgers are sharing what we are grateful for along with some inspiring messages and images. Please join us in what you're grateful for posting in the comment section.
Kathy Halsey: This is a wonderful day. I have never seen this one before." - Maya Angelou
I love this quote from poet Maya Angelou as it is the beginnings of wonder and thanks. I think of a new day, full of possibilities, looking for wonder and awe in the world. What will I see today that I have never seen exactly the same before? As writers, it's all about POV, and I choose to see the world like a child experiencing a number of first. Wonder fills my well and makes me smile.
I lucked into a webinar with Jeffrey Davis through The Writing Barn and can't wait for this book, TRACKING WONDER.
Tina Cho: Being joyful isn't what makes you grateful. Being grateful is what makes you joyful. ~Ann Voskamp
When I'm feeling down or overwhelmed, I ask myself--did I write down my blessings for the day? I keep a notebook where I try to write something I'm thankful for each night before I go to bed. Lately, I've been thankful for the cheery flowers. I do NOT have a green thumb, and so for this plant to actually bloom instead of die is a miracle.
In this season of my writer's life, I'm extremely thankful for...
- my three critique groups and the unique angles each brings to my manuscripts that greatly need help.
- my wonderful agent who believes in me and my writing, even when I don't.
- my awesome editors who show me how to take my writing to the next level.
- the kidlit community, who is more like a kidlit family that is very supportive.
- readers, who read our books & blog posts!
That’s how the light gets in." ~Leonard Cohen, "Anthem"