Um. My feature day sort of snuck up on me. I had every intention of expanding on last week's topic: PROTECT THE WORK. And I will.... at some point. Just now I don't have the brain cells or time. Instead, I'm going to quickly share a thought and a couple of pictures.
Today I ran across a journal that was connected to the best-selling book, THE SECRET. I've never read THE SECRET. I don't know what 'the secret' is. I just know this book was an Oprah pick and hence gazillion people just HAD to read it. Anyway, I read the intro of this 'SECRET' journal and essentially it was about postive thinking. I'm a big fan of postive thinking, although lately it's been a problem for me. This journal instructed you to write down things you are grateful for. Every day. It got me thinking about how, these days, I seem to worry more about what's wrong in my life, instead of what's right.
Today I choose to think about what's right, what's great in my life. I skimmed some photo files and came across pictures from a surprise party that my husband and entertainer friends threw me in celebration of the release of my first solo book, JINXED.
Wow. How lucky am I?
I'm grateful that a publisher took a chance on me.
I'm grateful that this launched a career that led me to HQN, Harlequin.
I'm grateful that people read my books (and email me to say they enjoyed them)
I'm grateful for my husband and friends who were so proud and happy for me that they threw a surprise party.
It's so easy to get caught up in the 'business'. So easy to obsess on the bumps and road blocks. So easy to forget to stop and smell the roses and to 'see' how very lucky we are.
So, slow down, step back, and tell me. What are you grateful for?