Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the US and beyond. It has always been my favorite holiday because of:
a) family & friends
b) chipotle sweet potatoes and other good foods
c) the chance to be thankful
d) the feeling of home
e) the feeling of…wait…what’s that…a chill in the air? OK, well it’s still 80 here in Arizona. But it is chilly in the morning, so that counts.
I just wanted to say thank you today to you here who read this blog and support me. Thanks for all the love you have given my book. Thanks for caring. You are the ones who are helping it fly. I was confused for a second and thought I needed to blow really hard to make it fly…but then I remembered that your love is already sending it up on the wind. (You and some other divine forces at work.) So thank you. I am truly grateful.
Also, I was recently asked to write about gratitude by Raising Arizona Kids Magazine and it is apropos. In it, I write about how we say our “gratefuls” every night and how gratitude helped me and my family through a difficult time:
“My friend, Mies, told me once that she liked to list gratitudes in her mind as a meditation. I liked that. I used her idea like a superhero’s cape, a shield, a sword, an anchor, a whiskey, a blanket, an anti-depressant, a panacea. In bed late at night, when the fear would come out to play in my mind, I’d list my “gratitudes.” And it worked.”
Read the full article here and have a lovely day.
just read your article and you couldn’t have said it better. As the mom of a child with chronic pain I understand and agree with you. Now that she is grown, she does kind things for the hospital to show her gratitude and it is a joy to see!