My thanks to you.

I’m at work today on Thanksgiving – my day job outside of writing. This is one of the things I’m grateful for – a job I get to go to every day, a chance to make a difference through my work, and a paycheck to support my family with. There are many who aren’t as fortunate as me. This is something I forget time to time, especially when I think work is especially hard. It’s not. And I am fortunate. Today I am listening to my coworker make her calls, and she’s so dang cheerful, just like every day. I love that about her. And I could learn something from her.

In my years, I’ve learned many things. But the most important is about having an attitude of gratitude. Even in my darkest times, there has always been something that has blessed me – a call from a friend, a smile from a stranger, a helping hand, food in my belly, clean air to breathe, clean water to drink….

There are many things going on in this world that confuse me. There’s a lot out there that makes me so sad for humanity. But there’s a lot of goodness, too. Today, I want to focus on that.

On that note, my heartfelt thanks go out to all of you – my family, my friends, and my readers. When I decided to start sharing my writing, you all supported me wholeheartedly. It is your support that I lean on when I feel discouraged. You never fail to cheer me on with each step I make in this writing adventure I’ve embarked on. I only hope my friendship and stories can reciprocate all you’ve done for me. Thank you so much.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. May your blessings be apparent today, and every day. And may you see how much of a blessing you are to those around you. <3

4 thoughts on “My thanks to you.”

  1. Pamela Fender – Sonoma County, California – I am the author of Beside Myself: Recovery From My Family Betrayal and Estrangement-A Memoir. I've been published in the Redwood Writers Poetry Anthology 2014, And The Beats Go On, the Redwood Writers Poetry Anthology 2016 Stolen Light, and the Redwood Writers Anthology Untold Stories 2016. I am currently a notary public and certified signing agent. When I'm not writing, I'm practicing yoga, swimming or going to the gym or playing with my two Havanese doggies.

    Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving and holiday season!
    Love your post this morning, Crissi.

    1. Crissi Langwell – Crissi Langwell writes romance, women's fiction, young adult novels, and more. Her passion is the story of the underdog, and her stories include ones of determined heroines, family issues, free spirits and more. Beyond writing, Crissi is an avid bookworm, loves to meditate, and has tiny muscles from weight lifting. You have to look closely. She pulls her inspiration from the ocean, and breathes freely among redwoods. Crissi and her husband are both Northern California authors with day jobs. Currently they are kicking their kids out the nest (2 down, 1 to go!), and can't help spoiling their beautiful, bratty Maine Coon cat.

      Thank you Pamela! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. DogLeaderMysteries – California, USA – Author of Red Sky at Night: Dog Leader Mysteries, plus I blog at Dog Leader I grew up horse-crazy in Northern California. I cared for my neighbor’s gentle German Shepherd, Rocky, and loved walking a big dog. When I turned twelve, my Uncle Scott gave me a green Quarter horse mare. She taught me natural horsemanship, balance, trail riding, and teamwork. Help save dogs’ lives plus dog lovers’ hearts by reading and sharing our blog, Dog Leader Mysteries. Buy my Red Sky at Night: Dog Leader Mysteries at any major book retailer or at the Amazon Book link: .. I hold an M.A. from UCLA. And have led hundreds of educational workshops. Also, I serve as an author Support Facilitator for Redwood Writers, the largest branch of the California Writers Club.

    You have designed a beautiful blog, I’m glad to see your books for sale and your NaNoWriMo win badge.

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