Saturday, July 17, 2010
Tonight I Am Grateful
For having met the requirements to be promoted in my part-time business (but I'm holding out for that $500 bonus, so I'll wait till next month to accept the promotion).
For having a calling in the arts and for being a writer.
For being rewarded by my Muse with a deeper, more meaningful direction for my novel.
Knowing, for the first time in three years, that us good guys are going to win.
For being part of a community of writers who are generous and caring.
These are just a few of the blessings that have been bestowed on me this week. There are so many more: My sister-in-law, who is driving up to play in the mountains with me this weekend. My cousin, who is now in business with me (the one in which we're both up for promotion). My sister, who just got her ticket to meet me in New Smyrna Beach in August. My cat, Bugsy, who is a constant source of companionship and love, affection and amusement. My new friend, who is always there when I need him. The summer rain coming down outside my window, complete with occasional lightning flashes and rumbles of thunder.
I just found out about Half-Full Friday and, though I found out too late to link up this week, I loved the idea and thought I'd do my own little gratitude post. Click over if you'd like to join me next week in the fun.
ab·so·lu·tion /ˌæbsəˈluʃən/ Show Spelled[ab-suh-loo-shuhn]
1. act of absolving; a freeing from blame or guilt; release from consequences, obligations, or penalties.
I heard Sue Foley's "Absolution" a couple of days ago and, since I am a sucker for the blues and a wailing guitar, this is my new favorite song. I had to share. Hope you enjoy!