Being thankful is something I think is important all the time, not just one day or month a year.
When I was in college I read an article about thankfulness and a statistic that said thankful people lived longer and were happier. That semester I wrote out a list of things I was thankful for. As a college junior, that included everything from good friends to pretty notebooks and paper clips. I taped that list on the wall outside my dorm room. Several other girls on my sorority hall decided to join me and posted their own lists near mine. Soon the hallway was decorated with these thankful lists and I was blessed every time I came back to my room and read something to be thankful for.
Now during the month of November, my kids and I make a “Thankful Tree”. We’re not very organized with it, but we post it on the wall and let the kids write what they are thankful for throughout the month. Usually, all our friends’ names wind up on the wall along with “candy” “books” and “Jesus”. It’s so fun to see what they write.
As a writer, I have a number of things to be thankful for. So here’s my “Writer Thankful List” (in no particular order):
God’s gift of the desire to write
My writer friends
Inspiration from God
My steering wheel desk
Books on the craft of writing
Encouraging Reader Reviews
Books, books, and books (like this one I’m currently reading)
Prayer through the process
I’m so thankful that God called me to be a writer, and for everyone who shares in that with me as a reader of these stories.
What’s on your thankful list ??