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

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

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

Be happy this holiday season!


  1. 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!

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

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

  6. 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!

    • 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.

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