November – gratitude

The theme for my November blog is gratitude. Actually it should be the theme of my entire life; there is so much for which to be grateful. It sounds like a simple task, doesn’t it? But we all have our ups and downs and when I’m down, it is pretty hard to be grateful for anything. I am going to try, though, to give thanks every day this month—not only on Thanksgiving Day. And I intend to be specific in my gratitude. I think it means more if a person is thanked specifically rather than generically. When I hear someone say, “Thank you all for helping…” it is as though my contribution may or may not have mattered. With that in mind, especially this month, I want to thank each person who comments on my blogs by responding with a word of thanks. I am always heartened to hear what you have to say. It gives me new insights and helps me to feel that I am not alone on my journey. Thanks!

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About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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