Getting a great deal more excited to visit him in April!

The biggest and most unexpected gift I got this week was a video jingle from 12 x 12 in 2012 member Tim McCanna. You can see it on the 12 x 12 page, but I’ve included it at the end of this post too. Even if you are not a member – or a writer – it’s worth watching. It’s simply fantastic. Thanks Tim!

Quotes on Gratitude

“Gratitude is one of the least articulate emotions, especially when it is deep.” — Felix Frankfurter

“Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.” — Eileen Caddy

“Good men and bad men differ radically. Bad men never appreciate kindness shown them, but wise men appreciate and are grateful. Wise men try to express their appreciation and gratitude by some return of kindness, not only to their benefactor, but to everyone else.” — Buddha

Gratitude list for the week ending November 10

  1. Once again, I have to say the “video jingle” Tim McCanna made for 12 x 12 just blew me completely away. Did I also mention he’s doing the music and narration for A TROOP IS A GROUP OF MONKEYS? I have no doubt that one day I’ll be able to say, “I knew him when…”
  2. Speaking of TROOP, I am grateful to everyone who signed up to be a TROOPer and to purchase the app on its release day. I’m touched by the willingness of friends and family to help make the app a success in a market where it’s tough to get noticed.
  3. Both of my kids won their basketball games yesterday, but most importantly, they love playing.
  4. Another fantastic Margareaders meeting with a great discussion of the book WILD, by Cheryl Strayed
  5. Close win for Michigan in OT against Northwestern. But “a W is a W” as they say.
  6. Homemade crockpot chili
  7. A Twilight movie marathon with my cousin (and fellow Twitard) in advance of Breaking Dawn II
  8. After schlepping kids around to basketball games all morning and afternoon in cold, wet, slushy snow, being able to come home, don comfy clothes and have nowhere to go for the rest of the day and night.
  9. A productive work week
  10. Finally receiving my copy of DAVID, by Writer’s Renaissance faculty member Mary Hoffman. I read half of it in one sitting yesterday! It’s making me even more excited to go see him when we’re in Florence.
What are you grateful for this week?

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  1. That video is flat out AWESOME!!! I think I better ask Tim to do one for Perfect Picture Books!!!

  2. OMG!!!!!!! I LURV IT! WTG, TIM!

  3. I think a Perfect Picture Book jingle from Tim is a fabulous idea, Susanna! I love this video. I’ve seen it at least five times. It’s too fun. It reminds me of Mel Brooks for some reason. Congratulations again on, A TROOP IS A GROUP OF MONKEYS. I’m excited about the music and the narration.

  4. Holy Cow!!! He is talented. I can see why you’re so excited, Julie!!! And grateful!!!! Awesome!!!

    Yea for the BB games, too!

  5. Great video/jingle! I am glad your kids are happy they play basketball (not because they win). 🙂

  6. Haha! What an awesome jingle! Enough to get any shirker up and jogging for ideas and getting that first draft out! I’m in for next year’s, Julie. Waiting for the reg to open 🙂

  7. Tim’s jingle is toooo fun, Julie! Now I can’t wait for next year’s challenge. But I’m still working on two more for this year! I’m thankful after being frustrated with going in all directions with my writer’s career, God pointed out that I should work on the actual writing, and not my platform. I can wait until my mss are accepted to work on that aspect. Now I have a focus…yea! You’d think it would be a no-brainer…

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