A Thank Ye

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Today is my birthday and during the day, I thought all the things I don’t have, what I do have and I also thought about gratitude.

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I’m thankful for a number of things, including my family and friends, the talent and inspiration God has given me to write, the virtual friends I’m made along the way, and the writers who took time to help me do a better job of crafting my stories. I’ll be eternally grateful to my critique partners who suffer through copious rewrites.

I’m also grateful for life’s many joys and sorrows. During painful times, I don’t always focus on what’s going well, but I’m always conscious that joy is always on the way.

I’m saying thanks today to all of you who stop by to read my ramblings, share your thoughts and offer words of wisdom when I need them.

I’m truly blessed.  

26 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to you, and thank you for the reminder to think about what I do have, rather than what I don't :)

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  2. Happy, Happy Birthday!! And many, many more!

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  3. Happy birthday! I'm glad I stopped by today to see this.

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  4. Sarah, Dianne, Liz and Medeia, thanks! I do appreciate you stopping in.

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  5. Happy Birthday! You are a very blessed person, I think. Enjoy your day!

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  6. What a wonderful way to celebrate. Happy Birthday, J.L.

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  7. Hi,

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!! Chill out and have a good'n! ;)

    best
    F

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  8. Happy birthday! It's lovely to feel grateful, isn't it!

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  9. Happy Birthday!
    Sorry I'm late :(
    Have a wonderful year!!

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  10. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in! Really, really appreciate your good wishes.

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  11. Awww, what a lovely post! I think it's wonderful to take the time to step back and appreciate all that we have to be grateful for.

    Wishing you a wonderful, happy birthday! Cheers!

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  12. Yes, Cynthia. It is good to give thanks.

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  13. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

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  14. Hope you had a nice, enjoyable bithday!

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  15. So sorry I'm late. But Happy Happy Birthday to you. Wishing you many blessing upon blessings! Hope you enjoyed your day!

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  16. Happy Birthday! (Late). Hope it was a good one.

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  17. Thanks very much, I did enjoy my special day!

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  18. Happy Birthday a bit late! Glad you enjoyed your day. :)

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  19. Happy birthday, two days late, Joy! In a scary form of logic, if you factor in the fact my FB birthday wish to you was two days early, the average means I'm now on time. Hmmm, I must not have gotten enough sleep last night, if this is how my brain is thinking. :)

    Wishing you another year of great writing,

    Michelle

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  20. Oh no, I'm so late but happy belated birthday. I hope you had a fabulously memorable one.

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  21. Happy birthday!!!
    ANd because its your special day,
    I've given you a BLOG AWARD. Feel free to drop by anytime to pick it up. Just a little something to brighten up your day. :)

    warm regards,
    nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  22. I'm sorry I didn't visit earlier. Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a wonderful time. I'm glad you have much to be thankful for.

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  23. Thanks so much for the birthday wishes. Been moving office so my blog keeping has suffered. :)

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