Here’s what not posting about gratitude looks like

standard November 11, 2013 Leave a response

So, yeah.

It’s November 11th.

I’ve posted exactly one gratitude post.

On November 1st.

It’s not that I’m not grateful. I am. Overwhelmingly so. For so many things. It’s just that I posted ever day in October, and I decided it would be a hoot and a half to attempt doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) for the second time ever (first time I got pregnant and slept my way through November instead of writing… whoops), and I have a couple amazing clients clamoring for my attention, and, frankly, my knitting was lonely (Knitting can get very lonely, and then it clamors for attention. Also, yarn begs to be bought. Totally. It’s all the yarn’s fault.). So I started worrying on November 2nd because I hadn’t posted yet, and then I gave myself permission to just… let go.

You can do that, you know. It’s amazingly liberating. So’s not blogging for 10 days. Which isn’t to say I haven’t written , I just haven’t blogged here. (Here, and here, but not here, here. Know what I mean?)

So, instead of blogging each day of gratitude, I’m living each day of gratitude. I’m not sharing it on Facebook, I’m not sharing it here, but I am spending some time every day thinking about the things I’m grateful to have in my life. The kids, the awesome husband, the sweet personable cat, the incredible friends, the house I love so much… all of it. I’m reveling in everything I have, and I’m being insanely selfish and keeping it all to myself.

I’m sorry.

But you understand, right?

And if you’re lucky I night do a stream of consciousness, “100 Things I’m Grateful For” post closer to Thanksgiving. Or not. We’ll see.

Those who believe in me – 30 Days of Silver Linings & Gratitude – Day 1

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Day 1
Those who believe in me
So, as the heaps of Halloween candy littering my house (and the wrappers, filling up my office wastebasket… heh) can attest to, apparently it’s November. 
And we all know what November is, right? It’s pumpkin pie month!
Nah, it’s gratitude month! YAY gratitude! 
If being grateful for a few things every morning can radically alter your brain chemistry and turn you into a happier person, celebrating a whole month of gratitude has to do something awesome like help you win the lottery, right? Or maybe it just makes you feel like you’ve already won the lottery. Win/win really.
I’m kicking off this month-long series by proclaiming my gratitude for all the people who have never once wavered in their belief in me. Those who encouraged me, read my words, helped me edit, and told me again and again how much they liked what I wrote. 
My family, my friends, and even a few virtual strangers. All with enough faith to keep me moving forward when I wavered in my belief in myself. 
And all to what end? 
Oh, just this.. My book. For sale. Today. 
 Oh yeah. 
So, let’s think of this as a soft launch, shall we? It’s just the digital version. The paperback version will be out in the new year. Consider this a reward for all y’all who’ve gone Kindle.
I am SO excited. Please read it. Please tell your friends to read it. Please have them tell their friends. I’ll be forever grateful, and haven’t we already established that November is all about gratitude?
Thank you to everyone who made it possible for me to get to this point. You’re all amazingly awesome.

Want to see what else I’m grateful for?
Check it out below!