We’ve all heard the quote: “Gratitude is the open door to abundance” by Yogi Bhajhan. For me, there’s nothing “happier” than abundance. As a way of reminding myself of all I have to be grateful for, I write in a gratitude journal every night. Most days, it’s pretty easy to list what I’m grateful for that day. I typically go with five grateful moments, but I love the days when there are so many I end up with something like ten.
With my first book only a few days away from its official release, there’s a lot to be grateful for. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that nearly every book you read has either a Dedication page or an Acknowledgements Page or both. Writing a book is not always the easiest thing to do. And publishing a book–especially as an Indie author–is also not exactly the easiest thing to do either. However, there’s a lot of support to help with that, and I am feeling super grateful for all of mine right now. (Check out my own Dedication and Acknowledgements Pages in NORA ROBERTS LAND. Wink.)
My heroine, Meredith Hale, doesn’t feel super supported or grateful for much in her life after her divorce. Her life is in shambles. She’s lost a sense of herself, her identity. And she’s lost friends after the divorce, which is often the case. Once she makes the decision to return home, she’s surrounded by support. Her family envelopes her with their remarkable presence. This is something she realizes immediately. It’s a moment of gratitude, and it starts to shift how she sees her life. It’s one of my favorite moments in the book because we’ve all had it. We’re thinking our life, well, sucks, and then we try something different, and wow, we receive a surprise. Our life is different. We have support. And we’re grateful for it.
So, my gratitude is expanding inside of me for all who have come before this moment, all who are in this moment, and all who will be coming into future moments. I am grateful for all of the help I have received in getting this book to this moment. And I am grateful for all who will read Meredith and Tanner’s journey in NORA ROBERTS LAND.
Let the gratitude and happiness abound.
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