Giving Thanks at Christmas
Why five reasons for giving thanks?
Actually, if I were to be honest, there should be more…
Reason Number One:
It is after 7 a.m. and I must get started on wrapping presents (I finished mailing Christmas cards).
Reason Number Two:
A dear high school chum that lives away sent me a book about a serial killer. He told me not to read it before Christmas, as it was a very dark story. I guess he sent it to me because of my first series, which for some folks could be considered on the dark side. After all, how many females do you know who make a living killing folks. I have a suspicion, he thinks I need to go darker in future books. He’s like that. I need to send him a package, which will arrive after Christmas. I like getting presents after Christmas Day. Do you?
Reason Number Three:
In a little less than forty-eight hours, it will be Christmas morning. Bah Humbug as some would say. We will have family and friends joining us to share in a Christmas meal. I need to start cooking. Five reasons helps to shorten my stalling time. I could write ten reasons or maybe twenty reasons. We orphans (as my loving Hubby calls me) know how to stall. Cooking a country ham on an old wood cook stove will slow anybody up. Bah Humbug.
Reason Number Four:
I haven’t gotten my Hubby (better known to some of you as Hobbit King) anything in his stocking. He’s still a sleep and if I’m lucky I’ll get these reasons written, posted, and a couple of things wrapped to go in his stocking before he wakes. Then, some how, I have to remember where I stashed that present I bought him back in August. Yeah. I didn’t write a note to myself. Bah Humbug.
Reason Number Five:
Oh gees. I’m at five already (I have so many things to say). THANK YOU family and friends who smile at me when I share what I’m writing next, nod your head in understanding, and then whisper to each other, “Is she for real?” THANK YOU dear author friends. You know who you are. The ones that send me little notes, give me a text message of encouragement, or just know when I need to go get a strong cup of Joe. And, THANK YOU readers and supporters of my writing. You have been a blessing to me by giving your valuable time (and your hard-earned money) to allow me to put my words before you, read them, and commented. You continue to give me reasons to write on!
Reason Number ????:
I couldn’t resist!
Merry Christmas to each of you, Happy New Year! And, may you receive all of the blessings of faith, hope, and love. May 2017 be all you hope it to be and more. See you in the pages!
This post first appeared on Pam’s Blog on http://pambnewberry.com. Image from Unsplash by Paul Itkin – Snow Cabin