What are you grateful for today? In honor of upcoming Thanksgiving, I asked this question on my author page. Reading answers truly warmed my heart and reminded me about many things in my life I’m grateful for. I’m a worrier by nature, so it helps to concentrate on the positive.
This month, I have two new Christian romance releases, on November 15th and November 27th, both in Amazon Kindle Worlds (First Street Church Romances): Love’s Christmas Cheer and Love’s Ransom.
An affluent businessman from Houston in need of help with his sick nephew. A small-town paramedic in need of healing. What ransom will they be willing to pay for their stolen hearts?
In Love’s Ransom, the heroine avoids romantic relationships after her last boyfriend broke up with her because of her health issues. She also doesn’t want to make anyone suffer the way her mother did due to her late father’s illness. As a paramedic, she lives to help others in their time of need, but she finds it difficult to see joy in every moment.
I spent ten years of my life worrying about the health of a person very dear to me, going from hospital to hospital, from a doctor’s appointment to a doctor’s appointment. At some point, paramedics didn’t even ask for the address when I called 911. I guess, they recognized me by voice (or maybe by accent). It was difficult for me to see the rainbow behind the clouds, like in Autumn Macarthur’s great post here on Inspy Romance. Now, when I look back, I remember so many wonderful moments we shared, so many joys, so much love and compassion. I do my best to live life without regrets, but I do wish I’d seen and felt more of those moments and those feelings at the time.
I know it’s only November, but I’m a firm believer that it’s never too early to talk about Christmas. And I believe that not only during Christmas, but all year around, we should be thankful for God’s grace, God’s endless mercy, for salvation.
We were all given such incredible gifts, and every life is truly a miracle.
Love’s Christmas Cheer: For feuding chefs at a new restaurant, a ruined wedding reception and a failed business are not on the menu. But love and family just might be…
I wish I knew over a decade ago how important it is to be grateful!
What are you thankful for? Is it difficult for you to concentrate on the positive, or does it come naturally? If you could give yourself an advice many years ago, what would it be?
Thank you very much for reading my post, and I look forward to reading your comments!