On this Thanksgiving Day, there’s a lot to reflect upon. Family, friends, the blessings (or the crisis) the year has brought us. I’ve always been the type of person who tries to find the positive in things. That comes from years of living paycheck to paycheck when I had to be grateful that I had what I needed – and tried not to be sad for what I wanted that I didn’t have. Most years, I couldn’t really afford a Christmas tree. One year, I bought a small potted one and just used that. Those were the years of determining what was really important in life and what really mattered. I had my health, my kids were healthy, I had a roof over my head, a car that worked, and food in the cabinets. I was very grateful for those things.
These days, through very hard work and a bit of luck, I can afford a Christmas tree, but it makes me all the more grateful that I can because of those lean years. I’m very grateful for you, my readers, because without you, I wouldn’t have realized a dream or known the success I’ve been fortunate enough to know. I show my appreciation in keeping my book prices low and in doing a lot of sales, but I also like to tell you how grateful I am once in a while.
So, on this day of thanksgiving, please know how thankful I am for you and your love of reading. Happy Thanksgiving to all!