A Time for Gratitude … Join the Gratitude Hop


Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ~ William A. Ward.

I have had an especially trying year, one of uncertainty and doubt. Only be stopping to offer gratitude for my blessings have I kept plugging along when it would be easier to throw my hands up and quit. We’re all had these times of adversity. The only way through these events is to plow in and be grateful for the experience.

It is my hope that we will always carry a spirit of gratitude in our hearts and express it often and sincerely to our families, our friends, our co-workers, and everyone we come in contact with. They all deserve our gratitude. I adore Kathy from I Am A Reader Not a Writer  for presenting us bloggers and writers the opportunity to express our gratitude to our readers and supporters. Also sponsoring this year’s giveaway is Mary or BookHounds.net

Thank you, my friends. Blessings to you, my followers and supporters. You have my sincere gratitude for sticking by me during my rough patch this year.

If you feel compelled to leave a message – a note of gratitude for your life and associations, I would appreciate a comment below or a follow. But these things are NOT necessary to enter my giveaway.

To express my gratitude and my thanks, please enter my giveaway. I’m giving away:

A $15 Amazon Gift Card

An autographed copy of my boxing love story, “Ladies Night”

set in 1950s L.A. amongst murder and mayhem

And my Christmas short sequel to Ladies Night.0000LNCBlogPost
Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Many other bloggers have joined in this event of thanks. Check them out and enter their giveaways as well. <!– end LinkyTools script –>

Remember, It’s not happy people who are grateful, it is grateful people who are happy.

Be happy this holiday season!


  1. I’m thankful for family!

  2. I am very thankful for my wonderful family.

  3. Linda Trinklein

    November 18, 2015 at 06:04

    Thank you for the chance to win! Im thanful for so many things.. my family is at the top of the list.

  4. Hi Carol,

    Thank you for your lovely post and contest. I’m thankful for my family and my health and, of course, for generous people like you!

  5. Deanne Patterson

    November 18, 2015 at 07:08

    I am gratful that I am able to help feed stray cats in my neighborhood.

  6. I am thankful just to be alive and that I live in such a wonderful country.

  7. I thankful to have a decently paying job with good benefits.

  8. I’m thankful that I have a full-time job.

  9. Patricia Walker

    November 18, 2015 at 10:56

    This has been a year of sorrow and grief for me and mine but I wake every day thankful for the chance to live another day and for the joy my family bring me

  10. I’m thankful for family, health and for all happy moments because this has been a rough year

  11. I am thankful for my family and friends and my church family. God Bless them. Keep God First In Your Life.

  12. I am grateful for my family. I am lucky to have them all close by.

  13. I’m thankful for my family and life in general 🙂

  14. Charles-Linda Bradshaw

    November 18, 2015 at 15:49

    I am thankful for my family and for my improving health. This past year has been very bad.

  15. Claire Rheinheimer

    November 18, 2015 at 16:19

    I’m so thankful for my husband!

  16. I am thankful for my family and that we will all be together for the holidays.

  17. I am thankful for my kids, my family and my friends.

  18. I am grateful for my husband. For the most part it has been a good year, last week we ran into some financial problems but hopefully we will find a solution to the problem.

  19. Meredith Miller

    November 19, 2015 at 14:53

    I’m grateful for my family and lots of great books to read!

  20. I am thankful for my strong family support system.

  21. I honestly have so many things to be grateful for! I’m grateful for my eyes, so that I can read. 🙂 Yes, reading and family are my most favorite things ever!

  22. I’m grateful for my friends and family

  23. Kassandra Zamora

    November 22, 2015 at 14:26

    I’m thankful that my parents have jobs 🙂

  24. I am thankful for my friends, family, and cat Buddy! Thanks for this amazing giveaway – I would love to win!

  25. Salli Singleton

    November 23, 2015 at 11:20

    I’m thankful for my two little boys <3

  26. Thankful for my family and friends

  27. i am thankful for my family.

  28. I’m thankful for my family and friends.

  29. Thankful for my family, friends and country.

  30. I am grateful we got a few breaks this year and were finally able to take some vacations.

  31. I’m thankful for my family and my close friends.

  32. I’m thankful for my family this year more than ever. They are so special to me.

  33. I’m thankful for my family, friends and country.

  34. I am thankful for my supportive husband and my two healthy, beautiful daughters… and my dog, Bella too! 😉

    • How very blessed you are, DeAnna, to have a supportive husband and lovely girls. Can’t forget the dogs either. I love animals!

  35. Thank you for the giveaway.

    I’m thankful for my family, health and books.

  36. I am thankful for my family!!!

  37. I am thankful for my health. Last year I was very sick and I had to have major surgery on December 4th. I took two months to recover. You never realize how much you appreciate something until you lose it!

  38. I am grateful for my sons and our home.

  39. I am grateful for my new job.

  40. I’m thankful for my good health.

  41. Iam sooo truly grateful for love,freedom&life!

  42. im greatful for alot of things books and authors the obvious family and basic way of life ty for the chance

  43. I’m grateful for friends who are there for me when I need them.

  44. I’m thankful for my health! Thanks for having this giveaway!

  45. amy guillaume linderman

    November 29, 2015 at 07:28

    thankful for my hubby and my 2 healthy boys

    • I have Linderman’s in my family tree – a loose branch, but they’re there. Thanks for coming by and sharing about your hubby and boys, Amy.

  46. I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    • I love your name, Booklady, and feel your appreciation for your family and friends. And you’re welcome. I love doing giveaways!

  47. I am thankful for the loved ones in my life who bring me so much joy and inspiration.

  48. Katherine Riley

    November 29, 2015 at 14:37

    I am grateful for my husband.

  49. I’m very thankful for my niece.

  50. latisha depoortere

    November 29, 2015 at 16:41

    Im thankful for my mom and all she does for me!

  51. I am thankful for books, family, and friends

  52. I’m grateful for family and friends.

  53. I’m thankful for my family and our good health. I hope 2016 is better for you.
    Thanks 🙂

  54. I am thankful for my family.

  55. Thankful for my family and closest friends

  56. I am thankful for my very supportive boyfriend!

  57. I am thankful for my family, and all the great books out there .

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