Myself – I’m
thankful for today… and the possibilities of tomorrow.
|Photo by Becky Magnolia.
morning person so I like the quiet of the start of each day, watching the sun
come up if it’s not too cloudy, and even then, I’m thankful for the clouds. They’re
a reminder that even when the sun’s not shining, it’s still there, just hiding
behind bunch of “aerosols consisting of a visible mass of minute liquid
droplets or frozen particles” – you know, clouds!
worry about the clouds.
|Photo by Gloria Hudson
thing about today is that it’s fresh, new and open to many choices of how I’m
going to spend it. Maybe I have plans. Maybe I don’t. Regardless, it’s an awakening.
Another chance to do something better, or more meaningful than yesterday. A
chance to greet my neighbours, say hello. Do something nice for someone. Create
visiting this blog on a regular basis knows I love to write. Today I’m going to
spend a few hours at the keyboard, make stuff up. I hope today, I find a new
reader for my stories, maybe two.
working on two stories at the same time. The second volume of The Alexanders
and the third installment of the Jo Naylor series. Let me take a minute of your
time and tell you about them.
Volume 2 –
The Alexanders. Starting in 1921 through to 1930, it’s going to be fun. The
roaring twenties, the prosperity after World War 1, goodbye to the corset and
hello to more liberated ladies, speakeasies and bootleggers, The
Charleston and the Great Depression. Wow!
Dreams – the third novella in the five part planned series. Jo Naylor is still
on the run. Living off an inheritance, she travels to Europe, France in
particular. Hopes to settle down for a while. Won’t happen! Jo is a cop through
and through. Doesn’t need a badge to know right from wrong. The old lady she
befriends has too many secrets.
So, let me
tell you a few other things I’m thankful for.
for sure. My partner, Gloria, the boys and their families. My siblings, nephews and nieces, and in-laws (the outlaws, too)They’re good people.
Kind, funny, caring… what more can I ask for?
for books… lots of books.
for the writing friends I’ve met on this journey. Their stories. Their support.
Authors I can’t wait to read their next books – Chuck Bowie, Steve Eston, Beth Powning, MJ LaBeff, Gerard Collins and Ian McKinley come to mind first. Authors I respect and know how to tell a tale. (There’s a lot more but these, I’m getting anxious about)
The ones that
go above and beyond to support their writing friends, their fellow authors –
Sally Cronin, Debby Gies, Susan Toy, Angela Wren, MJ LaBeff – relentless - my heroes.
that are not authors, but readers and supporters – James Fisher of The
Miramichi Reader, Gracia and Allen Williston, Gail Brown, The Hachey clan, Dr.
thankful for all the folks that read my stories and there are so many to
mention… you all know who you are and… THANK YOU!
for a roof over my head, food on my table, a coat for when it gets cold and
shoes for my feet.
about the possibilities of tomorrow. I’ll leave you with a few quotes:
preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” H Jackson Brown.
new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” Eleanor Roosevelt.
in you is aware of life’s timelessness. And know that yesterday is today’s
memory and tomorrow is today’s dream.” Kahlil Gibran.
nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it?” L.M. Montgomery.
another thing I’m truly thankful for - YOU!
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Now, what are you thankful for?