11.24.16 – I am thankful for…

By J.T. Ellison

A leaf teacup spins,
Lazy in the air, falling,
The cold ground opens.

Today, we gorge on turkey and stuffing, football and family, and give thanks for all the bounty we receive. For that spirit of togetherness, I am most grateful.

2016 has been a very good year for me. I’ve signed new contracts, traveled all over the country, communed with friends and family.

I am so thankful, for so many things. Pencils and notebooks, words and songs, friends and foes (yes, foes, because if we all thought the same, the world would be a very boring place indeed).

I am thankful for the gifts I’ve been given, and the drive to create.

I am thankful I have a roof over my head and job security, that I’m surrounded by brilliant people who do nothing but enhance my life.

I am thankful for the soft fur of my twin kittens, and the strong arms of my husband.

I am thankful for my family, for their good health and continued cheery attitudes and support.

I am thankful for the phrase #keepreading and all those who are involved in A Word on Words.

I am thankful for the kind, generous readers who keep me in work, for award nominations and starred reviews.

I am thankful for the many incredible ways I can talk to you, through social media, and blogs, through books and shorts stories.

I am thankful for bookstores and libraries.

I am thankful for my health, and my mat and treadmill, that are keeping me in shape.

I am thankful for #TheKerr, without whom all things would be boring.

I am thankful that despite our differences, we can still be friends, still love and support each other.

And I am thankful for you.

Happy Thanksgiving, one and all!

If you’re looking to share your bounty today, may I suggest the Second Harvest Food Bank? It is a worthwhile and generous place, feeding those cold and hungry with no place of their own.

Also, this Saturday is Indies First. I will be working a shift at Parnassus to celebrate. Come by and say hello!

Via: JT Ellison


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