Thursday, December 17, 2009

I Won! And I'm So Grateful I Did.

I won something. Yep, I actually WON something. Happy day!

My new friend Elissa Elliott (talented author, captivating blogger, adoptive mom) had a little giveaway on her blog for two Gratitude Journals. And I am the lucky winner of one of those journals! Talk about gratitude!!! What a wonderful gift. Thank you, Elissa. I am grateful for you.

You will be hearing more about Elissa on All of the Above because, as I mentioned, she is a fabulous author. Her book is called Eve (coming out in paperback Dec. 29!) and she has graciously agreed to come to our February bookclub to talk about it! Again, SO grateful. It is sure to be a great discussion and I am really looking forward to it. I am in the middle of her book am loving it. Novelists have a gift that I certainly don't possess: a good novelist like Elissa can transport you to a different time and place...fully, completely. She does it with ease. I won't give my full book report here yet, but stay tuned!

Here is a New Year's Resolution: I resolve to write down 5 things that I am grateful for every day in my new journal. The first will be gratitude for the journal itself. Truly the gift that will keep on giving.

Anyone else want to start a gratitude journal with me?


  1. I have actually been thinking that I need to do this. I think many of us spend too much time looking at the bad things in our lives and not enough time appreciating the good! So happy you won!

  2. Yay!! That's awesome!! I'm pondering an undertaking of my own... not quite a gratitude journal, but something daily to bring me happiness... now we'll see if it happens. Hmmm...

  3. A long time ago I did the Simple Abundance book and loved it. We all need to be grateful!

  4. You are too generous, dahling. I'm so happy you're doing the "grateful thing," too. We'll have to keep each other accountable in the new year, and I can't wait to see you in February! xo


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