This will likely be my last Gratitude Sunday until the end of March due to my upcoming trip to Italy. Not to worry, as I have no doubt I’ll return steeped in gratitude.
Quotes on Gratitude
“The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.” — Michael Josephson
“As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world” — Adabella Radici
“Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.” — John Henry Jowett
Gratitude List for the week ending March 3
- I actually got my submissions for the NAESP children’s book contest and the Barbara Karlin Grant sent out on time. Miraculously, my printer did not act up even once in the process of pulling materials together. An auspicious sign…
- I completed my February 12 x 12 in 2012 PB draft. Just under the wire, but complete nonetheless
- I hired a designer/developer to create my author website and gave them everything they need to get started. HUGE relief.
- Girl’s night out – with my daughter! We went to dinner and a movie – The Lorax. The movie did not have the emotional impact of the book, but then, I almost never like a movie better than the book. Especially when it’s Dr. Seuss. Still, my daughter asked me as I was tucking her in, “What do you think I can do to help the world?” So it was worth it.
- Volunteering to help fit costumes for Em’s upcoming musical. I’m heartbroken that I won’t be here for the show (the trip to Italy was planned months before the show was scheduled), so I was glad to see all the costumes (including hers) and to share that part of it with her.
- David Sedaris. Nuff said.
- My mother-in-law had a death on her side of the family, and I’m glad my husband was there with her this week.
- My friend Susanna Hill sent me a signed copy of her book in an envelope with Snoopy on it. What a way to send a smile in the mail!
- Even better is the actual book, which is one of my favorites – Punxsutawney Phyllis. She wrote such a sweet note to my kids.
- I got a great night’s sleep last night, which almost never happens!
What are you grateful for this week?Categories: 12 x 12 in 2012, Authors, Books, Goals, Gratitude Sunday, Picture Books, Queries, Works in Progress, Writing · Tags: 12 x 12 in 2012, David Sedaris, Gratitude, Gratitude Sunday, Picture Books, Punxsutawney Phyllis, Susanna Leonard Hill, The Lorax, Writing