But I digress.
This life has been a series of adventures. Some wonderful. Some horrible. But God has been with me through them all.
Now is the time of year to reflect on our blessings, and He has given me many, too many to list.
One of the things I am most thankful for is this adventure into the world of writing He called me into.
It has had its frustrations and challenges, times of testing and growth. Overcoming rejection and envy being among the major. Keeping self-pity parties to a minimum—no more than five minutes is my goal. Learning to see each setback is actually an opportunity to learn more about myself, to let Him hone off the rough edges that are in me. I’m on my way to being a better person. Still got a ways to go.
I’m thankful for the mentors and teachers He’s brought to my life, people who helped me grow as a writer and a person, who patiently teach, challenge and encourage me. DiAnn Mills has not only been an excellent mentor, she’s been my example of how to mentor others as God has opened this door for me.
I’m thankful for the writing partners He has blessed me with. Diane, Amelia, LaWanda, our weekly meetings have encouraged me more than I can tell you.
I’m thankful for the opportunities to teach and coach others, to share with others what has been poured into me.
Finally, thank you, Jesus, for placing the desire to write in my heart, for opening doors, for guiding, and for bringing the right people across my path.
What are you grateful for?