10 May 2011

Of Awesome Things and Thanks.

I'm a bit low on energy these days, probably because it's a busy time of year and in the background, my brain is working overtime on my novel.

In order to give myself an energy boost, I want to remind myself of the many things I have to be thankful for:

- the big and little things that are going well in my life

- the wonderful spring we're having

- the fact that summer is coming, which will give me more time to write and opportunities to spend quality time with people I love and care about - some of whom I haven't seen in way too long.

- my family, who remind me of aspects of life I might otherwise overlook or undervalue.

- the inspiring online community I've begun to discover a few months ago, and of which I feel I'm gradually becoming part.

... and last but not least I am thankful for coming to understand that not everything has to be Complicated or Perfect in order to be Awesome.

In the spirit of being thankful for the good things in life, I want to share 2 recently discovered links that helped me to notice and remember:

- An Awesome Book of Thanks by Dallas Clayton

- The 'time-ticking countdown' of 1000 Awesome Things. Thanks to Shelli of A*Musings for pointing me to that one.


What are you most thankful for right now?
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10 comments:

  1. Hm. I guess it's that I'm doing something that I love, and I that I have a pretty great life all around!

    Thanks for the reminder.

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  2. I love being reminded to be grateful. And I am. For my life, my health, my hubby, my son, my friends, my writing, my singing trio. Life is good!
    Thanks.
    Karen

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  3. @Talli: sounds close enough to perfect :-)

    @Karen: me too. I tend to forget it often. ;-)

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  4. KC great links, the spring is indeed beautiful this year! :)

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  5. Always a good idea to step back and take stock of what we're thankful for. Especially when life gets crazy hectic like it is right now for me. Good reminder. :)

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  6. I'm grateful for my family, my cats, my friends, health, and writing. Thanks for the reminder! =)

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  7. @V: your blog inspired me to use the word 'awesome'. It's one I normally try to avoid. =)

    @L.G.: you're in the middle of agent-inspired revisions, right? Good luck! :-)

    @Sarah: family, cats, friends, health and writing: summarises what's most important! :-)

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  8. My dear guy, my pals, the fun I have with my grandkids and the ideas that still flow!
    Jan Morrison

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  9. Always great idea to pause and think about what you are thankful for! I'm thankful for my family, and all the amazing friends I have both in person and online.

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