In the United States, yesterday was Thanksgiving Day. A day of feasting and football and parades and giving thanks. And after a week of cleaning and cooking, it is a day when I collapse into an exhausted heap. But I had to rouse myself enough to say thank you.
I’m grateful to you, my readers, for your support. A write works alone at her craft for hours and hours. It’s a solitude that I (as an introverted introvert) enjoy. But, I write my stories for people to read so your comments, your likes, your stars, and your reviews mean a lot to me, to writers like me. And I act a little like this…
Okay, some days I act a lot like that. But honestly, I value every one of you and every response you make. Thank you.
Lest you think I’m only grateful for writerly things, here are a few posts from the past:
- 20 Weird Things I’m Grateful For
- Thankful for What We Cannot See
- Connections: Nature Beauty Gratitude
- Remember and Be Grateful
And here are some of my favorite “gratitude” lines from books I’ve read.
Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.—Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
“I am happy. I am very happy. This morning when I woke up, I felt good because the sun was shining. I felt good because I was a frog. And I felt good because I have you as a friend. I wanted to be alone. I wanted to think about how fine everything is.”—Days with Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel
If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look further than my own backyard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.—The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum
And the final quote, that says it all:
“You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.”—Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White