A way to be thankful.

Summer ends and I always a feel a moment of melancholy because I’m not ready to let go of late summer nights when the air is warm and I’m still enjoying walking outside in my bare feet and my mornings are long and lazy with nowhere to go but the lake.

Then I see my kids nervous and excited for their first day of school and I think of the potential the year holds for them as they pass new milestones and my melancholy turns to anticipation. I dive into a new year of making lunches, soccer games, and more writing time.

For some reason I blink and September and October have passed. How did that happen? I know the answer: day by day, moment by moment. Have I cherished each one? I hope so.

I want this November to be a month of appreciation. I want to be truly thankful for my family and friends and the life I have been given. Most of this might not seep through to the words of my blog or even my writing every day or every week. But on one day it will.

On November 18th, the Indelibles are hosting a blogfest called INDIE-giving. A chance for anyone and everyone to take a day on their blog to be thankful. For anything. For anyone. You can give a book or something else or share a poem or just post about anything to do with being thankful. In your own way and style.

Want to join us? Sign up with the Linky Link HERE. Looking forward to your posts!


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14 Responses to A way to be thankful.

  1. Louise November 5, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

    I think this is a fantastic idea! I signed up!

  2. Laura November 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    Awesome! I really am looking forward to this!

  3. Lydia K November 5, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    I know what you mean, the fall is whizzing past but I get sad that I’m not enjoying it, just too busy being busy! Hope you are well Laura. This blogfest is a great idea!

    • Laura November 5, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

      This seems to happen every year! The months go by too fast! Slow down, I say!

  4. Alex J. Cavanaugh November 5, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    I signed up! Not an Indie, but I can be thankful for the Indie authors I know.

    • Laura November 5, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

      That’ okay, Alex. The blogfest is for anyone to show their thanks!

  5. Stina Lindenblatt November 5, 2012 at 11:31 pm #

    This sounds like a great blogfest. I think I might sign up for it. I know what I have to be thankful for. 😀

  6. Miss Jack Lewis Baillot November 6, 2012 at 1:33 am #

    This is a great idea! I might have to look into it

  7. tracikenworth November 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

    This year has gone way too fast!! I don’t even want to think about how soon Christmas will be upon us. It was only 26 degrees this morning though here in northeast Ohio, so whether we like it or not, winter’s on it’s way.

  8. Matthew MacNish November 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    Sounds like a great fest. I love the changing of the seasons, but then I like the cold, so I’m weird.

  9. Susan Sipal November 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    Laura, I LOVE the idea of being thankful for the whole month of November, not just the day. Actually, it’s a great attitude to have year-round. And the blog fest sounds fabulous. Can’t wait to see all the posts and the giveaways!

  10. Christina Lee November 6, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    Lovely idea–and Laura that post is beautifully written. Your emotions bled through your words. xo

  11. Jemi Fraser November 7, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    What a great idea! Love it 🙂

  12. Laura Diamond November 13, 2012 at 12:16 am #

    Looking forward to this blogfest! 😉

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