Thankful for Writing

As Thanksgiving draws near and my time at Routines for Writers draws to a close, I have so very much to be thankful for. When we started this blog just over four years ago, Shonna and Stephanie and I didn’t know anything about WordPress, very little about blogging, and nothing about how to build an audience. We’ve learned a lot over the years – and that’s why we went on this adventure. We wanted to learn how to professionally promote ourselves and our work.

That’s not the only thing I’m grateful for, though. I’m grateful –

  • for making new friends
  • for learning new things about writing routines
  • for having someplace to share what I learned
  • for making new friends (did I say that already?)
  • for learning great writing tips from Stephanie and Shonna and you
  • for raising the bar on my writing
  • for realizing I can do more than I thought I could
  • for learning how to stick to something even if I’m busy or sick or moving around the world
  • for having a safe place to find encouragement when the writing life got rough
  • for sharing the first news of my published work with you

I hope you are grateful for some of what we’ve shared here over the years. And I hope that you are finding plenty of things to be grateful for this holiday season!

God bless you! Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Stephanie here with a note from all of us.

         I love this holiday! I’m not sure if it’s the food, the family or the fact that it heralds the beginning of a “holiday season” that I enjoy most, but this is one of my favorite holidays. What I love most is the combination of festive and somber emotions experience during the day. Gathering with family and any others invited for the day always brings plenty of conversation, fun and frivolity into our home. But invariably at some point in the day I’m encouraged, either on my own or as part of a group, to reflect on my blessings. And I am richly blessed. I have a husband who loves me and is a wonderful provider and companion. I have three grown or almost grown children who act as though they enjoy my company and conversation. I have a rich spiritual relationship with the Lord that is always growing and changing. I have many material blessings, too, but they seem pale and unimportant in comparison to the above.

         I encourage you to take a moment and list your own blessings. It is sure to make your day even more blessed.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!