As I reflect on Thanksgiving, it seems to me that the holiday is becoming less and less of a holiday. Yes, I know, Thanksgiving has been overshadowed by Christmas for a long time, but each year it seems to go even further in that direction. I love Christmas, but I want to take time to enjoy Thanksgiving and not just see it as a prelude to Christmas. I have many blessings and I have much to be thankful for.
It has been about a year since I first became published. The first part of a dream finally becoming reality. I am able to dedicate myself full-time to my passion, a reality I often doubted would ever come. I have an amazing wife who edits everything behind the scenes, including this blog, and I have a little boy that is full of life and is the source of so much laughter. I am also blessed to live in a part of the world where I do not have to worry about clean water, enough food, or going without shelter.
As a writer, I am thankful for my readers, both those who support me by purchasing my books and those who read this blog. So as Christmas draws near and stress creeps in over family, money, and gifts, I encourage everyone to remember that we all have a lot to be thankful for, whether or not we take the time to see it.