If you’re celebrating today with friends or relatives, then best wishes and I hope you have plenty of good company and cheer. If you’re not celebrating, or are just spending the day quietly, then I hope you have things to be thankful for in your life.
The list of things I have to be thankful for is long, and I think about them often over the course of the year. But it’s nice to have one day when we specifically sit down and reflect on the good things in our lives, so here is a partial list.
Of course, I am grateful for all of you reading this, and all of you who have read this blog in the past but aren’t reading it today, who have read my books and sent me e-mails and notes and who have shared the worlds I’ve imagined. You’ve made me very happy and have in many cases made my stories better, and simply by being so enthusiastic about my writing, you’ve encouraged me to keep going, to keep doing this thing that makes me happier than any job I’ve ever had.
And your financial support also pays my “salary” in this job. As of this posting, I have held this job of full-time writer for just about four years, which is (amazingly) longer than I have held any other full-time job in my life. I don’t get free snacks in the office and I don’t get a 401(k), but I get to work on the things I love. So thank you all for buying the books, some of them multiple times!
I’m thankful for my parents, who gave me endless supplies of books to read and encouraged me to imagine.
I’m thankful for my friends, who are really the most amazing bunch of people, and for my family; they have all helped me be who I wanted to be, wherever that journey took me.
And I’m thankful for my Kit, my husband, who has made this life so much better and so much more exciting and fun, who is the best of travel companions, dinner companions, and life companions all in one (and is a sexy woof to boot).
Are you thankful for something? Feel free to comment. :) And have another slice of pie. Tell them I said it was okay.