Booking Through Thursday – Being Thankful

Today is Thanksgiving here in the U.S.

Now, you may have noticed that the global economy isn’t exactly doing well. There’s war. Starvation. All sorts of bad, scary things going on.

So–just for today–how about sharing 7 things that you’re thankful for?

This can be about books, sure–authors you appreciate, books you love, an ode to your public library–but also, how about other things, too? Because in times like these, with bills piling up and disaster seemingly lurking around every corner, it’s more important than ever to stop and take stock of the things we’re grateful for. Family. Friends. Good health (I hope). Coffee and tea. Turkey. Sunshine. Wagging tails. Curling up with a good book.

So, how about it? Spread a little positive thinking and tell the world what there is to be thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my U.S. Readers – I am very thankful to ALL my readers who visit Caribousmom and share their thoughts and read my posts. I have met some of the most wonderful people through the book blogging community: readers, writers, publishers and publicists, and everyone in between.

I am also thankful for:

My husband Kip who is always there for me; who shares laughter and tears, challenges and triumphs and encourages me to follow my dreams.

My extended family – my Nana, my parents, my Grandpa, and my sisters and their families – who share my history and memories and love me despite knowing everything about me!

The animals that fill my life – my two dogs and two cats, the horses of Triple Creek Ranch, the strays that show up from time to time depending on me to find them a home, my friends’ pets, and the animals that have passed through this life at my side. I am always reminded of how simple life can be when I connect with an animal.

My patients – people who wake up each day facing physical challenges I can only imagine. Their hard work and focus on what is possible vs. what limits them reminds me to emphasize the positive and not let the little things get me down.

Our home – in this time of economic uncertainty where people are losing their jobs and their homes, I am incredibly grateful for our little home in the mountains and the security of our jobs.

My friends – those who live close by and those from far away. There are so many special people in my life who have blessed me with their humor, strength, insight and caring.


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  1. Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Kathy on November 27, 2008 at 11:10

    What a great post. Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Laura on November 27, 2008 at 11:33

    What a beautiful post, Wendy. I love the picture of you and Kip, it’s so dreamy. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving !!!

    • Wendy on November 27, 2008 at 11:40

    Deb: Same to you!!

    Kathy: Thanks …and Happy Thanksgiving to you as well 🙂

    Laura: Thanks 🙂 That was our engagement photo we had taken. I hope your Thanksgiving is also wonderful!

    • Lisa on November 27, 2008 at 12:37

    Happy Thanksgiving, Wendy.

    • 3m on November 27, 2008 at 13:03

    Happy Thanksgiving, Wendy!!!!!!

    • Lezlie on November 27, 2008 at 13:38

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Dawn on November 27, 2008 at 19:37

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Wendy!

    • Joanne on November 27, 2008 at 20:59

    Great list, you have all the most important things on there! Hope you are enjoying your Thanksgiving holiday 🙂

    • Typ0 on November 28, 2008 at 00:41

    Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

    • Bonnie on November 28, 2008 at 19:04

    What wonderful pictures that you shared…you and your husband are a beautiful couple! Thanks for sharing your blessings with us!

  2. Wendy, this is so lovely, and what a thrill to see our gang in the beach photo!!! I am also very grateful for your friendship and so happy we got to meet and will again soon!!!


    • Wendy on November 30, 2008 at 11:09

    Lisa, Michelle, Lezlie, Dawn, Joanne, Typ0, Bonnie and Terri – I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thank you for stopping in with your good wishes!

    Terri: May will be here before we know it!

    • Arial on November 30, 2008 at 15:28

    Wonderful to see photos of you, Wendy. I posted a similar list on my journal blog last Wednesday.

    Thank you for your review of Robber Bride. I found it a couple of hours later at a used bookstore I often visit during lunch. Atwood is one of my favorite authors, and I look forward to reading it.

  3. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, Wendy. Loved looking at all your photos. Your house is a dream!!

    • Wendy on December 4, 2008 at 08:53

    Arial: I loved your post! I hope you love The Robber Bride when you get around to reading it!

    Les: Thank you!

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