I’m celebrating Thanksgiving today (sans turkey) because I have so much to be grateful for that it can’t wait.

  1. We have a new president! A thoughtful Democrat who will value the things I value and raise our standing in the world.
  2. I have a new book contract! My recently finished story, Secrets to Die For, will be published for people to buy and read. Oh happy day!
  3. I have three great sons, who all contacted me yesterday (calling, texting, visiting) to let me know they had voted (and for Barack Obama).
  4. My husband has a job, and I have some freelance work coming. We will stay solvent!
  5. My wonderful husband has worked hard to resolve my exercise issues, and, as a result, my chronic knee pain is diminished!

So today (and going forward), I am grateful for these things and more. I posted this list next to my computer where I’ll see it first—and last—thing every day.

  1. I’m happy for you. You have MUCH to be thankful for and it’s good to know people who have gratitude for and count their blessings. Many don’t.

    And kudos on the new book. I wanna read it as soon as it gets released.

  2. We all have things to be grateful for, if we stop and take stock of our blessings. I’m also glad that we have an intelligent, thoughtful president-elect who can do so much for our country. It’s already risen expectations in the rest of the world and improved our tarnished image.

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