Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Giving Thanks

When you read this post, I'll already be back in Northern Virginia, doing some book business and spending time with my family. I'm joining my daughter Christine's family for Thanksgiving Dinner as I did last year. Son-in-law Tim's parents will also join us, so it'll be a full table. I love, love, love the Thanksgiving feast. So, we'll all probably need to go on diets the day afterwards.

In the spirit on Thanksgiving, I wanted my post for today to be one of Gratitude. There is SO very much I am grateful for, that I thought I'd get started expressing my thanks now.

First of all, I am grateful for my abundant Good Health. Without that, nothing else is possible.

Second, I am grateful for my family and friends, who despite all my craziness still manage to love me---and put up with me. :) .

Next, I am OVERWHELMINGLY grateful to you readers and fans of the Kelly Flynn Knitting Mysteries. You have made these mysteries the big bestsellers that they are, and I am continually amazed at the growing readership and support. Again, Thank You from the bottom of my heart.

Next, I am grateful to ALL the crazy characters that constantly pop into my head and demand to be put on the page.

Next, I am thankful for the ability to travel and meet so many new people and booksellers and shop owners throughout the USA during the year.

There are scores of smaller things I'm thankful for, but I'd rather hear what you folks have to say. What are YOU thankful for this Thanksgiving? What has happened in your life?

And---Happy Thanksgiving to you all!


Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving Lorna! I hope that you enjoy your time with your family.
I am thankful that my parents are still married after 39 years and that my 86 year old grandmother is still healthy and here with us.
I am thankful for my fiance and looking forward to our wedding in December, 2011.
I am also grateful that in this tough economy that I am employed. Thanks to all the kids who make each day interesting to say the least.
Last but not least, I am grateful for my health and for every day I wake up in the mornings!

Tonya Kappes said...

Happy Thanksgiving. I'm thankful for the wonderful life that I'm living.

Miki Willa said...

I am thankful for my wonderful family. I am thankful for my good health. I am thankful for all the blessings in my life. I am thankful for wonderful authors who take me to places I would not go otherwise.

Dru said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm thankful when I wake up each morning. I'm also thankful for my family, friends and what life brings to the table.

Maggie Sefton said...

Anonymous----Those are great "thank you's." And my mom is 90 years old and I'm VERY thankful she's still doing well and still with us. Oh, and by the way, I'm Maggie. Lorna writes the Booktown mysteries, I write the Knitting Mysteries. :) Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Maggie Sefton said...

Absolutely, Tonya. I'm very thankful for my wonderful life.

Maggie Sefton said...

Thank you, Miki. We'll keep taking you places as long as our publishers let us. :)

Dru---Amen to that. Thank you.

Vickie said...

Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for DH, my soulmate, and Lady K my delightfully goofy 7 year old daughter. I love my family.
I am thankful my for friends, the job that lets me keep a roof over my family's head and clothes on our bodies and food in our stomachs.
I am thankful that DH doesn't give me or Lady K grief over the amount of books we have on our shelves.

Maggie Sefton said...

Vickie--You've got a lot to be thankful for, girl. Happy Thanksgiving.

Linda McDonald said...

Happy Thanksgiving Maggie. It sounds like you will have a fun celebration with family and food. That's what our day will be like too.

I'm grateful for so many things: family, friends, work, health, books, a roof over our heads, food. The list could go on an on.

April Schilling said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Maggie!

I have alot to be thankful for this year. My dad's health is finally turning around, I have a wonderful son and husband, and great friends. My husband has a great job that takes very good care of us. We have a beautiful apartment with a fabulous landlady. And, I'm also thankful for great books and pretty yarns to knit and crochet with. :)

Anonymous said...

Ditto to pretty much all the above! :)