Happy Thanksgiving to My Friends in Canada!


In last week’s post I shared part 1 of The Seekers. I wrote that I’d share the second and final part this week, but I forgot that it would be Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. We celebrate a lot earlier than our American neighbors.

As I write this post, the turkey is roasting in the oven. I’ll be serving it with the usual potatoes, veggies, gravy, and cranberry sauce. I’ve been told that I make a delicious gravy. I’ll admit that it isn’t bad. 😉

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks, so I’ve created a list of the top five things for which I’m grateful. I won’t include my husband, two beautiful daughters, other family members, and friends. Those are all a given.

The Things I’m Grateful For:

  • My health. Now is good time to mention that my mammogram results came back negative, so I could live to be a hundred, after all.
  • My online community of friends. We now live in a world where we have friends that we communicate with every day, but we’ll never meet. Nonetheless, we support and cheer each other on.
  • The people who take the time out of their busy lives to read my caffeinated ramblings, such as yourself. Thank you!
  • The moments that make life beautiful. Life is the most precious gift we will ever receive.
  • The roof over my head, because not everyone has one.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to share that I’m still working on Becky’s story. I even have an editor. That’s right, I have an editor! She’s a very talented lady, and with her expertise, I’m hoping Becky’s story will be something worth reading when it’s complete.

As I read over what I’ve written so far, I noticed a lot of technical mistakes. Ah well – as long as those mistakes don’t show up in the final draft, I should be good. That’s why an editor is so important. Self-publishing doesn’t mean we have to go it alone.

Becky’s story represents my first time writing outside of poetry, blogging, and flash fiction. I’ve discovered that a full-fledged story requires a whole different set of writing muscles. And with practice, I’m hoping to strengthen those muscles. As the saying goes, anything worth doing is worth doing well. A saying that I’ve always believed in.

I have to go now and check on the turkey. But before I do, I’d like to wish my Canadian friends and readers a very happy Thanksgiving. And to my other friends and readers, I’d like to wish you a very happy Sunday.

Until next time, be kind to yourself. You’re worth it!

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