Saturday, December 24, 2011

It's Christmas & I'm Thankful for YOU!

Photo Credit

It's Christmas Eve day, I'm sitting at my writing desk, hunched over my computer reading wonderful blogs and tweets from other amazing writers and thinking how lucky I am.

I know it's usually Thanksgiving that we state what we are thankful for, but given that Christmas has become a mega holiday filled with presents, greeting cards, food and oh so delightful eggnog, I wanted to strip back all the glitter and glamor and get to the real sense of Christmas for me.

I am not a religious person. In my younger years I took a strong stance against religion in attempt to rebel against those who were. It was wrong of me, but only age has shown me this. However, I do consider myself spiritual, though I still despise the label. This spirituality has lead me on a journey to discover who I am, at my core. It's here I discovered and embraced my writing, my own uniqueness and my comfort with those around me. I embraced tolerance, understanding, empathy and all those other really fantastic traits that I lacked as a young adult.

So with that little piece of insight on how the cogs turn inside my head, I move back to my original thought, thankfulness.

I am thankful for a wonderful husband who gets me like no other has. He sees my faults and accepts me anyway. He challenges me when I need it and never lets me storm off angry, which I have a tendency to do. His support is unquestionable and I love him with all my heart. Even though that sounds kind of cornball, it's the truth. Thank you!

I am thankful for my family and friends that have been incredibly supportive over the last few years. Those who have comforted me, celebrated with me and given me the nudge I needed. That laughed, cried and scolded me, sometimes all within the same conversation. Without all of you, life would be dull. Thank you!

I am thankful for the writing community I have tapped into via Twitter and Blogging. Without you, I would never have been able to complete an entire novel in November! Hell, I wouldn't even know about NaNoWriMo. All your #wordmongering #wordwars #wordsprinits #fivesentencechallenge helped me through my writing block and continue to motivate me to write, write, write. Thank you!

There are so many other people I could thank individually, but this short post would end up giving The Never Ending Story a run for it's money.

So in closing, this Christmas, I am blessed and thankful!


Diane Fordham said...

I will try again - my internet is being shocking this afternoon. I was saying, Awww that was such a sweet post, and thank YOU!

Zabrinah said...

What a lovely post. Yes, we can be thankful anytime of the year, any holiday--Thanksgiving or Christmas! Sometimes, I feel a surge of thankfulness on Groundhog's day.

This post encouraged me to find my own community of writers. I'm working on revising a novel I started in 2008, so I'm going to need all of the #editmongering twitter will allow me!


Best wishes from one blogger (writer) to the next,


Angie Richmond said...

Thank you both for your comments!

Diane - You're welcome! Hope your internet is behaving itself now :)

Zabrinah - I'm so happy that my post encouraged you to connect with other writers. Twitter has been a HUGE source of inspiration, support and knowledge. Good luck on your novel and let me know if you need a cheerleader in your corner! Go, Go, Go! Edit, Edit, Edit!

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.