Giving Many Thanks…

This year, I have a lot to be thankful for.  It would be easy to use a sweeping statement about how wonderful life is, but that would be dishonest and, frankly, there’s a lot more to it than that.

I’m thankful to be alive.  Due to some long battled illnesses, I was told that life for me would be rather short…like six months short, had I not found the help I did when I did.  That new treatment was found through a sister writer who had experience much the same symptoms and though not exactly what I was suffering, referred me to a doctor that was willing to do anything to get me on the right path.  Now, 11 months later, I am 150 pounds thinner, have had less instances of illness even though I have several auto-immune issues and feel more alive than I ever have before.  So that’s the first big thank you, to Terri and to Dr. Dave, for saving my life.

I’d also like to thank my mother who has helped me to see one of my life goals, owning my own home.  Doing this alone has been nerve-wracking and a bit terrifying, to say the least, but having her along has helped immensely.  It took me more than a year to find the perfect place and when I was at the end of my rope and was about to give up, she told me “it will find you” and it did.  At the very last moment, my agent pulled this one out of his hat and the sale went very quickly.  Within two months I was at closing and now have my home, filled with boxes, but mine.  So a great big thanks to my Mom, and to Pete, my friend and agent, for making this happen.

I’m thankful for all of my friends and for my writing sisters at PLRW who have helped me to stay sane through all the sickness and the house drama and, of course, the publication of my second book in my series.  I don’t know how I was even able to finish it, let alone get it out there and for that I am ever grateful and remain so.  I have the best friends in the world and wouldn’t give them up for a million dollars.

And I’m thankful 2014 is almost over.  Looking forward to a bright, happy new year and wishing all of you a happy, healthy, creative holiday season, however you chose to celebrate it.  May you find peace, joy and happiness wherever you go.