I’m writing from my sister’s home in Pittsburgh, witnessing pies being made by my brother-in-law, root vegetables roasted by my sis, afternoon beer being consumed by John, and the dog show playing in the background (go Nathan, the bloodhound!) while snow flurries come streaming down from the gray skies outside. About to put on my cranberry sauce, then my boots, and head out to sister #2’s house for the big Thanksgiving family feast, but first a moment to reflect.
I got to play in the Miami Book Fair International last weekend and be a part of one of the most vital events in the book industry. It’s a place where the love of books is madly spread over days and city blocks and people remind us that books still really matter. I am so grateful to be a part of that community from every side, as a working publishing professional and now, an author.
Up and coming, I’ll make an appearance here at the local Barnes &Noble, then fly off to do the same in Santa Monica next week. Then another Unity Church in Ventura. I’ll even be on Frank De Caro’s radio show on Sirius radio. Yowsa!
So, how thankful am I today? The warmth and comfort of family, the love of John, the myriad of dear people who I get to call friend, a roof over my head that brings me the most amazing views every day, a wonderful place to work, my health, my pets and all of the other wonders of nature and helpful people in my life. My cup runneth over with so much and so much goodness.
To the growing community people who are posting their beautiful photos on my Facebook page, I send a special thank you. I wish everyone all the abundance, love and goodness that the Thanksgiving holiday represents and then some.
Keep on keeping on, y’all. And remember to stop and smell the sunrise!