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Monday, November 29, 2010

A Thankful Heart Is A Happy Heart

I love that episode of Veggie Tales.  So simple yet so profound, isn't it? 

I have so much to be thankful for this year, but the thing I'd like to focus on right now is the completion of my book.  With all the craziness that has followed, it's easy for me to forget the simple joy and pleasure of just finishing this book that had been born in my heart years ago. 

I'm working at things like blogging, conference fundraising, agent research, understanding the publishing world... but whether or not I attain the perfect agent, whether or not I become the most well-known blogger in town (yeah right), whether I am a best-selling author within the publishing world one day or not, I still am thankful for the story I believe the Lord gave to me and enabled me to put down on paper.  Because of that gratitude, I will always have a measure of joy in my heart when it comes to Beauty For Ashes.  Thank you, Lord!

But I still hope one day soon to receive "the call"!  =)

What about you?  If you are a writer, what are you thankful for this year when it comes to the world of words?


Jessica R. Patch said...

What a great way to look at things! I've been stressed to the gills!! This season, I'm thankful that I'm in a place to be able to write. My kids are self sufficient for the most part and they spend the days at school which gives me time to do it. I'm thankful that my husband doesn't mind cooking when I get "in the zone" and I have friends who support me and slap me around when I'm having a frayed moment! :) BTW..you make me laugh. "the call"...Honey, you ain't just whistlin Dixie!

Michelle Massaro said...

Thanks Jessica! I'm so glad my post gave you some encouragement. God bless those who slap us around when we need it, right? lol