February 15, 2016

6 Reasons for Immediate Gratitude



I am the same as most people because my life is rarely perfect in any way. Literally, nothing in my life has happened according to my schedule. There is rarely a lack of excuses to feel negative.

On the other hand, I have been led to new opportunities and friendships. These life-changing events and relationships would never have come about if I had stayed on what I believed was the best course for my life. That’s why I just felt that I needed to take time out of my complicated life and focus on gratitude

My last article was about how God helps us through other people here. Today, I will list only a few of the wonderful groups and individuals who have touched me during my blogging/writing journey. However, this article is not merely about me.

As you read, please keep in mind the ways you’ve been boosted in your own life. Whatever we may be going through, we can usually pick out people and circumstances that keep us from staying in the pit:

Prayer and Fellowship Community

This kind group of fellow thinkers has been the main supporters of my blog. They regularly read it and make uplifting comments on my work.

Eeva Lancaster

My online friend set up my website and re-formatted the interior and cover files of my first book here. Please see her website for all things related to self-publishing, The Book Khaleesi.

Eeva also regularly promotes my work and answers my questions about social media.

Doris-Marie Heilmann

This unbelievably self-sacrificing lady was my first mentor in anything related to interacting and publishing online. Please see her main blog with writing tips, savvybookwriters.com . Please sign up for her unbeatable mentoring service for indie authors here. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Before I met this amazing friend, I didn’t know what a blog was. I didn’t have much of a social-media presence, either. I got online only for the purposes of e-mail.

That’s only the beginning…Because this sweet friend knew my background and skill in English, she challenged me to become an editor.  She accepts nothing than the best from herself and others. This hard-working lady is always reaching for the stars.

Carol Graham

This woman in a million is a supporter of my blog. Her whole life is a study in faith and hope, so I always look forward to her comments. 

Support is crucial, but it doesn’t beat saving a person’s life. In truth, if unfavorable employment circumstances hadn’t given me the opportunity to connect with this lady, I wouldn’t have been led to life-saving Shaklee food supplements.

Professor Rosanne Higgins

This successful indie author has her fingers in many different pies. Rosanne is a top supporter of mine, personally and professionally. She has devoted hours to lending a listening ear and giving advice. Thanks to Rosanne, I have more confidence to move forward through difficulties.

Wayne Blankenbiller

I cannot count the hours this man has devoted to reading and commenting on my posts. He is always full of encouragement and praise. This is a testimony to the fact that we can all change. Why? By his own account, he used to be more impatient and self-centered. Wayne has taught me that time can bring improvement and wisdom.

My Conclusion


Few of us live life continually live life in the clear, fluffy clouds. Storm clouds are out there, often when we least expect them. Yet, we don’t have to go through these tempests alone.  We may find assistance when and where we least expect it.

“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”—Romans 12:10 (NIV)

Who has boosted you?