Friday, November 13, 2015

A Month of Thanksgivings

The older I get, the more I appreciate the "little" things. This week I accomplished--with God's help, of course, some "big" things such as:

  • finishing the edits on the first book in my new cozy mystery series: Sabotaged Christmas. Thrilled that it's ready to go!
  • Won another notable award for my The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman, and no, I'm not bragging. So many people had a hand in encouraging and praying for my endeavor! God is good.
  • A successful board meeting 
But those are the "big" things. What about those things that happen in our lives that don't seem as important--but are!--or that aren't seen or known about to others? Here's a few I'm thankful for this month:

The smile on my youngest grandboy's face 
when he's happy. 

The protection on my twelve-year-old grandson when he fell from a tree Sunday night. A trip to the doctor's and stitches, but will live, thank God!
Nice weather that gives me a smile.

flowers from hubby
Birthday roses

Accomplishment on my work
Hubby's so valuable help while I'm working
Seeing my oldest son and enjoying a meal out with him last weekend.

A fun cake from a friend!

Medicine that is helping a medical problem

Posts of encouragement I read most days.
Possibilities that keep me motivated.

Good food.  

Broccoli cheese soup.

Little things, but things that mean a lot to me.  This month, this day, I'm thankful for them and so much more. 

What's on your list of thankfulness?

ABOUT Carole
Besides being a member and active participant of many writing groups, Carole Brown enjoys mentoring beginning writers. She loves to weave suspense and tough topics into her books, along with a touch of romance and whimsy, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas. She and her husband reside in SE Ohio but have ministered and counseled nationally and internationally. Together, they enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons? 

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  1. What a sweet smile your grandson has! You have so many blessings - so do we all. God is good beyond our imaginations.

    1. God is good, Sherry Carter, and one of best blessings is YOU. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I agree that it is wonderful to receive and recognize the big blessings but oh, how much joy all our small, everyday blessings give us!
    Congrats Carole!

    1. Yes, agreed. Our small blessings are the daily/hourly events, happening/occurences that keep us motivated and satisfied. How good God is to us. Thanks so much for stopping by Connie.