Being Grateful.

I love roller coasters.  I’m one of those people who have to sit in the very front of the first carriage, ensuring that I get an unobstructed view throughout the entire ride.  I scream so loud and laugh so hard that tears fall from my eyes.  I’m always eager to do it all over again.

Unfortunately, for the past six months, I have been on a roller coaster of a different variety.  Cancer struck my family, not just once, but for two close family members.  During this time, I was grateful for the internet and undertaking the Writers’ Platform Building Campaign (thank you so much Rachael).  It not only introduced me to some new friends, but it kept my mind off my family situation.

Having such close family members getting struck with cancer made me question my own immortality.  I am therefore grateful that I’m alive and healthy, and that I have such a wonderful supportive husband and group of friends.  It made me stop to think what is truly important in this world and what I want to accomplish.  I know I have a long way to go yet to achieve my writing goals, but life is short and I aim to give it my best shot.  How have you progressed towards your own writing goals this year?

As Christmas is almost upon us once again, I’m giving you all a gift –  a break from my ramblings until 2 January, 2012  (I know – you can thank me later) 😉  I’m looking forward to the break and a new year with new beginnings.

I wish you all a safe and happy Christmas and I look forward to sharing your successes with you throughout 2012.

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6 thoughts on “Being Grateful.

  1. Merry Christmas, and may it be especially sweet for your trials.

    1. Debbie Johansson 19/12/2011 — 2:01 am

      Thanks so much for your kind words Kaitlin. Merry Christmas to you and your family. 🙂

  2. Sorry to hear about your family struggles Diane, I wish you a wonderful, peaceful Christmas, enjoy!

  3. Debbie Johansson 20/12/2011 — 3:29 am

    Thanks Catherine. All the best for Christmas to you too!

  4. Happy Holidays, Debbie!

    Enjoy your family and the time you have together. = )

  5. Debbie Johansson 24/12/2011 — 1:12 am

    Thanks Lesann. Best wishes for Christmas to you and your family. I hope you enjoy the break. 🙂

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