Being Thankful

I have a good author friend Kathryn Jane who writes a gratitude post every day on Facebook. (You should really follow her. I copy some of her stuff and share on my FB, but she’s really great as a person and as an author.) Sometimes it’s for big things: they saved one of the feral cats she helps. Sometimes it’s for small: the flight of geese overhead.  She always lists several things and inspires me to be more grateful for my pretty wonderful life.

In an earlier post, I bemoaned how busy I am this month. And I’m still that busy, running from one event to another, breathless. But I want to take a few moments and celebrate the things I’m grateful for.

  1. That I have my health, so I can run around like mad.
  2. That I live on this beautiful lake that blesses me every single day with the gorgeousness of a glass-like surface, crashing waves, and the critters who fly over and swim on top.Pelicans Majestic Pelicans & Cormorants
  3. Charley who gets me out to walk every day that it’s not raining. 😊 IMG_2424
  4. My church that has given me lots of opportunities to learn and grow, and that we’re nearing the time we can move into our new building.Church front Feb 2Remodeling almost complete.
  5. That my husband supports me in my writing, so I can write an publish.IMG_0167A number of years ago in Maine. 🙂
  6. It almost goes without saying but shouldn’t. My family who live near and like us.
  7. This country with all it’s flaws. We still get to choose our leaders. How important this opportunity is! Get educated and vote your conscience. Not doing that, gives all your power to others.
  8. My friends who love and put up with and support me.
  9. That I can teach a class for the TCU Silver Frogs and maybe help folks.
  10. Noom that is helping me lose weight and live a healthier life. 25 pounds down now. (I will do a post on this in the future.)
  11. And that next month, I’ll be able to focus on the WIP, because I’ve got to finish it. 😊
  12. And I could go on…..:)

So what about you? Can you come up with a short list of things you’re grateful for? Do you practice gratitude the way my friend Kathryn does? Love to hear from you.

Happy Valentines to you all. If you’re in the DFW metroplex, I hope you will consider stopping by Haltom City Public Library for our Night of Romance. Great books, authors, prizes, fun, and chocolate fountains!

HaltomI will have copies of all my books.


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6 responses to “Being Thankful

    • Hey, Vicki. You’re welcome. 🙂 Easy to forget when we get so caught up in our daily lives. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂


  1. Just Wow.
    Thank you so much Marsha for all your kind words.
    My end-of-day gratitude posts began as a way to redirect my thoughts so I could sleep at night in spite of all I encountered while working twelve hour shifts in emergency dispatch.
    That job is long behind me now, but the habit of Gratitude changed who I am and I hang on to that…with gratitude. 🙂 ❤

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    • Hey, Kathryn. I’m glad you found something to help you through a difficult time, and I’m super glad you found a way to share it with the rest of us. Such an inspiration. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂


  2. All this time I thought Kathryn Jane was your daughter! How did I get that idea? I appreciated your beautiful thoughts. I certainly have become aware of health since my husband, GT, has had 2 major surgeries this year–replacement of hip and shoulder. Wow, this has really kept us at home. But I get more time to sit and write. So Yes, I am thankful for good health every day. And so much more even during the tough times.
    Enjoy all the busyness!

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    • Hey, JQ. I do have a daughter named Kathryn, spelled the same way. It’s one of the things that caught my attention about Kathryn Jane years ago now. So you’ve got part of it right. Kathryn and I are a part of the Sisterhood of Suspense blog, along with Vicki above.
      Wow, y’all have been juggling a lot with GT having two such surgeries. Hope he’s kept up with therapy. It makes such a difference. Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂


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