Thank you!

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Do you ever suddenly fill to the brim with gratitude? Is there any better feeling in the world?

I read a new message on my guestbook tonight from someone who said she loved one of my books. I often receive similar messages, but for some reason this one made me pause, take a deep breath, and smile to myself. I rarely respond to my guestbook messages (although I always answer email from my readers) because I do have to draw the line somewhere or I’d never get any writing done. But I want those of you who leave messages–and those of you who don’t–to know how much I appreciate you. My blog receives hundreds of visitors a day. Most of you are very quiet, but I know you’re there and that you’re reading and enjoying my books and I’m very, very grateful to each and every one of you!

So tell me. When is the last time you suddenly filled to the brim with gratitude?


  1. Margo on March 23, 2009 at 8:05 am

    Friday a beautiful compliment was given to me and I was filled with the same kind of gratitude. Sat I was given an unexpected gift and again was overwhelmed. Everyday I’m thankful for my family, friends and the positive in my life but last Fri & Sat blew me away.

  2. Anna Adams on March 23, 2009 at 10:26 am

    This is a coincidence. I’ve been mulling over gratitude today, too. I’m at the stage of I-dare-not-trust-my-own-judgment in a ms. revision, and we had some distracting stuff around the homeplace this weekend that I let cut into my work time, and I was feeling somewhat put upon. Then my daughter came home from precepting at a hospital ER (she’s finishing the last year of her nursing degree), and she was so tired and so touched by her patients that I realized how grateful I am to have few worries in life–to have the family I love to pieces, and that we’re all healthy and happy. So, I’m extremely grateful because life is just “normal” and kind of lovely!

  3. brenda on March 23, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    I received an email from a person who graduated with me-haven’t seen each other since 1965. He said that I was a sweet, serious, studious, and pretty girl…That’s how he remembered me…that took me back a long time ago…he did not have to say that…

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