This has been a rough year, no doubt. With the loss of both my parents and three of my aunts weighing heavily on my mind, I find myself casting desperately about for something which I can be thankful. So, here goes:
I am thankful for my wife, Shannon. Without her, I fear the reaper’s tally would have been one higher this year. She keeps me sane.
I am thankful for my friends, both online and in life. They’re an understanding bunch and never fail to cheer me up when I need it. I hope someday I can repay their myriad kindnesses.
I am thankful that I have books to be written and an agent and publishers who are patient. I’ve not yet found my voice after all this, despite my best efforts, but I know to trust the Muses in their wisdom. The words will come. Hopefully soon.
And I am thankful for the family that remains to me. My wish is that we can get through this and come out stronger on the other side.
Have a good Thanksgiving, dear friends . . .