Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thankful

Monster Baby has been practicing what she's going to say at the dinner table tomorrow -- what she's thankful for. The quick list -- Mommy, Puppa & Yo-Yo, Spotty, Fluffy, Henry, her toys and her new school.

My short list -- my daughter (The Biggest Monster Baby in the world whom I love with all my heart), my parents (of course), my writing (without which I would die) and

YOU!

Yes, that's right. YOU. ALL OF YOU. Each and every single pixilated face in my followers list and then some.

If it hadn't been for the blogging community, I wouldn't be where I am today in my writing. This blogosphere is the find of the century as far as I'm concerned, better than any book, any manual, any course I could have ever taken at college.

YOU are always so giving with advice and good cheer and commiseration, it's hard to even think of one person in the real world who gives me as much as all of you do. YOU make me laugh and cry, and think about my stories and what real writing is. YOU are the BEST colleagues I could have ever asked for and what I have been given is a gift -- a true gift -- of which I am profoundly thankful.

Please drive safely, don't eat too much, and be thankful for what you have. There is always somebody else who has less than you.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

28 comments:

DL Hammons said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING Anne!! :)

Anne Gallagher said...

Happy Thanksgiving Don!! :))

Jayne said...

Aw Anne, that is so lovely and I share your sentiments. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Summer said...

Ditto, ditto, ditto!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Linda G. said...

A very Happy Thanksgiving to you, too. The writing blogosphere is indeed something to be thankful for. :)

Michele Emrath said...

That's a great list and we all have so much for which to be thankful. I was really happy recently when my daughter did an art project that said she "Natalie is thankful for Mommy!" The teacher told me all the other kids said they were thankful for things like chips and toys...But my children truly are my most precious blessing.

Happy Thanksgiving, Ann! Thank YOU for all your support and kind words.

Michele
SouthernCityMysteries

Stina Lindenblatt said...

You're so sweet, but it's so true. I couldn't imagine what I would do without my blogging friends. :D

B. WHITTINGTON said...

Have a great Thanksgiving. I agree that the blogger writer/friends are the best. The find of the century.

Blessings to you and yours.
Barb

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

Yay thanksgiving! Can you imagine where we'd be right now without everyone's awesome blogs?

The Las Vegas Writer said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too Ann! We love you as much as you love us!

Terry Towery said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! :)

Crimey said...

Anne, you're so sweet. I'm thankful for you as well and all the help you've giving me on my query and such! You and Baby Monster have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

February Grace said...

You are a blessing to us all, Anne.

Happy Thanksgiving!

big hugs
bru

Melissa Gill said...

Thank you Anne, that's so sweet. Happy Thanksgiving.

Paul C said...

Happy Thanksgiving. You have been a most thoughtful blogger acquaintance.

The Words Crafter said...

How lovely! And, how did I miss this?!! Oh. No internet Tuesday/part of Wednesday.

Anyway, you're right about the blogging world. Nowhere else have if found the support and encouragement that blog friends offer. In fact, I think it was on your blog that I witnessed it for the first time in all its wonderful glory.

So you know what, I'm thankful for you. If you hadn't been here for me to read, I may never have ventured out in my writing, much less been open about it or ask for advice.

Thanks, Anne, and I hope your thanksgiving is super special this year!

Lola Sharp said...

HAPPY Thanksgiving!!!!
Love,
Lola

L'Aussie said...

Hey Anne, long time no see. I'm trying to catch up this Thanksgiving. I don't celebrate it as I'm from Oz, but I've been celebrating with you in the blogosphere. It's lovely to hear your words about fellow bloggers. I share your sentiments. Blogging is so important to me, and blogfests etc have helped my writing no end.

Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

notesfromnadir said...

What a beautiful & touching post, Anne! I hope you & your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

Donna Hole said...

Hope you day was exciting, wonderful, and fulfilling.

Mine included all five of my kids and their families. It was AWESOME.

...........dhole

E. Elle said...

Aww, Anne, you made me tear up. I'm thankful for you, too. <3

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

I am grateful for you, too! *HUGS* It's a shame we're both too busy to talk a ton anymore. I hope your holiday is filled with love and cheer!

She Writes said...

Anne,

Thank you for comments you leave me. TRULY sweet!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lynn said...

Well, your welcome! teehee
I agree that blogging gives more than even a college course. Happy Thankgiving!

SAMUEL PARK said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. You're a very giving person, and I hope you've been given a lot back.

Shalet Jimmy said...

Thanks very much.

My confidence boosted up when you started following my blog. When I wrote that I was not able to write a single sentence, you gave me a line to work on. I didn't write on it for I am still thinking and definitely I will write on it. Thanks for all the support and it was indeed a wonderful thanks giving.

Dangerous With a Pen said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Anne. :) I completely agree with you about this writerly bloggy world... the support is unmatched. Definitely the best of all finds!

Talli Roland said...

BIG ditto! :) I hope you, Monster Baby and your family had a fantastic Thanksgiving!