Aesop said, “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” I had no idea I could become nobility simply by giving thanks and expressing gratitude.

In the acknowledgements section of my book, I thank the people who helped me along the way, but I didn’t go far enough. There are so many who affirm me every day and have encouraged me all my life, it would be impossible to enumerate them all; but I an exceedingly grateful for all who have helped. I appreciate the simple reminders and encouraging words, such as: “How is your book coming along?” Or, “Wow! You’re writing a book. How cool is that?” To, “I’m so proud of you for sticking with it.” It seems most individual accomplishments are really not individual at all. Without others holding you up in prayer, or providing an environment for growth, or feeding you in many diverse ways, any strides forward would be unimaginable. I hope I can be that support for others enabling them to become all they can be.

jumping the Lethe

jumping the Lethe

made it

made it

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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2 Responses to acknowledgements

  1. Nancy says:

    Thanks for reminding me how I have done nothing big in my life without the help of many others. Such a good contemplative lesson!


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