Well it’s another weekend – thank God! And Thanksgiving is just around the corner. This has always been one of my favorite holidays. It’s a chance to take a couple days for family, eat delicious home-cooked food, drink too much wine, and just enjoy the harvest season. Since chances are I will be too replete with heavy food, vacation sex, and alcohol next weekend (in my family the celebration lasts until the leftovers are entirely consumed; or there’s no more champagne, whichever comes first), I will use this short pause to share some of the things I’m thankful for this year.
First of all, I’m grateful for all the material comforts in my life. My husband and I are both employed this year; we’re working hard but we still have time to relax, to take care of our couple. It is such a blessing not to have to worry about money, knowing we are safe, with a great place to live, plenty of everything we need, and enough extra to take some small vacations and go out when we want to. Few people in the world are so lucky. This year I don’t want to take any of these blessings for granted.
Of course I am ever-thankful for my family and friends. Even those who live far away, I know are still a big part of my life and community. True friendship is knowing that they’re there, even if it’s been years since you last saw each other. Family is love in the most unconditional sense. My husband and my parents and brothers are the most important people in the world for me, and every day I take a moment to reflect on how fortunate we are to be together.
This year I am especially grateful for the support of other writers. Since timidly dipping my tiptoes into the self-publishing world, I’ve come up against a lot of negativity. But there are plenty of great people out there ready to offer support, encouragement, and expertise. I feel much more secure as a writer this year, in large part thanks to the feedback I’ve received from other authors. It has spurred me to finish a long-standing project, polish and publish more of my work, and continue cooking up new stories.
My creativity is blooming, and it’s because of all these wonderful things in my life. During this Thanksgiving season, all of it – and all of them – are on my mind.
A special thanks to:
Alliance of Self Published Authors – for inviting me to join their dynamic, supportive, and professional writers’ group. I plan to be an active member for Thanksgivings to come.
SexScribbler – a truly fantastic erotica writer, who has given me great feedback and encouragement in my latest writing forays. Here’s hoping we’ll stay connected into the future!
Blessings to all, and happy early Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating.