Monday, August 22, 2011

A Grateful Attitude

With the beginning of a new school year, I've been reflecting on a lot of things and today is one of those days where I’m counting my blessings.

I’m grateful for all the time I’ve had with my college age daughter this summer.

I’m grateful to see how excited my kids are to go back to school.

I’m grateful for a healthy body that allows me to reach for my dreams by writing books and seeing them published.

I’m grateful for a supportive husband who is always there for me.

I’m grateful for air conditioning because when our electricity went out this past weekend and we were all sweating buckets, I really missed air conditioning. (I know, I would have made a horrible pioneer.)

I’m grateful for chocolate because it’s my comfort food and it tastes really good. It can also be placed on a lot of other foods to make them taste better.

I’m grateful for computers and for the delete key because I’m old enough to remember typewriters and correction tape (liquid paper was also my friend for blotting out mistakes) and I hated having to retype everything when I needed it perfect.

I’m grateful for supportive friends, ones that I’ve had for a long time, and ones that I’ve met through this blog.

I'm also grateful for another book review of Ribbon of Darkness that appeared this morning. I think I should hire Tristi Pinkston to write my back copy. She did a great job. You can read the review here

What are you grateful for today?


Melanie Goldmund said...

I'm also grateful for chocolate.

I'm grateful for books.

I'm very definitely grateful for air conditioning, now that we have it, too.

And speaking of kids, I am very grateful for silence after noise.

I'm also grateful for my body which gets me to the library and back.

I'm especially grateful for the internet.

Okay, now pass the pecan pie -- what? You mean it's not Thanksgiving yet? Who cares!

*chomp chomp*

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Melanie, pass the pie! Yum.

I'm grateful for the internet, too. Most of the time. :)

Katie Gates said...

Hi Julie, I came over here from the Campaign site. You have a lot to be grateful for. And I'm with you on the air conditioning. I'm grateful I was not born during pioneer times!!!

Michael Offutt said...

I'm grateful for having the opportunity to meet you through Rachael Harrie's campaign! Squee. I love new blogging buddies /hugs

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Welcome Katie and Michael! It's so fun to meet new bloggy friends!

Charlie Moore said...

I will briefly say I am most grateful for Jesus Christ, my Savior. There, enough of the spiritual.

I am grateful for good friends. I am grateful for LDS authors. I am trying to read as many as possible within the parameters of my budget and what genres interest me.

I am grateful to my wife. I love her very much.

As far as chocolate is concerned, I'm not a mega fan. A Twix, Reeses, or Kit Kat and I'm happy. And a warm slice of peach pie with ice cream. Now there is a Yum, Yum.


Raquel Byrnes said...

What a sweet post! Very uplifting. I look forward to hearing more about you during the campaign!
Edge of Your Seat Romance

Melanie Jacobson said...

Hooray for the end of the typewriter era! Hooray for the backspace key!

Crystal said...

Hello fellow campaigner! I love this beautiful post - it's great to hear your kids enjoy school. I actually did, too - I am totally a life-long learner! I'm thankful for this campaign which allows me to meet so many awesome fellow writers from around the world and get help/advice with my writing. I'm thankful for the opportunity, too, to pay it forward as they say and help others out. I'm also VERY thankful for chocolate (where would us women be without it???) and might I add potato chips and French onion dip to that list? Lol! Finally, I'm thankful that, no matter what, I've always been taken care of.

Happy writing/campaigning!

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

I'm so grateful to everyone who's commented--old and new alike. I really do love all my bloggy friends. :) Thank you!

Kian Flux said...

I know whining isn’t the best way to live. But honest to myself, I do have some regrets in life. But the thing I’m grateful for is growing up into a good person. It may seem tacky and I know there are a lot of good people out there. But having your heart in the right place could be very difficult, especially if you have to grow up without your mother.

Battling through life, putting up with up all the horrible stuff at very young age could turn you into the worst. And emerging victorious from them as a good, kind and compassionate person, as far as I’m considered, is a great achievement. And I’m grateful forGgod for making me such a person.