That’s what today is: Day 20 of 30 days in November or 2/3 of the way through NaBloPoMo. Last night, I started reflecting on this journey while thinking about today’s post. What would I write? Did I have anything left? Then, I thought about what I’ve learned and the friends I’ve made along the way. Mostly, I thought about the friends. My heart swelled with admiration and appreciation.
I’ve been blessed to share this journey with some amazing women. We formed a rah-rah group to help each other, and everyday they make me feel supported. They motivate me to open my eyes, heart, and brain a bit wider. They nudge. They push. They inspire me to become a better writer and human. And, I am immensely grateful to count them among my friends.
Gratitude is a sentiment often written about on FB, Twitter, and personal journals; particularly during the month of November. Last night, while thinking about today’s post, I was hit by a wave of gratitude for all the gifts I’ve received (thus far) from my participation in NaBloPoMo this year. At the top of that list was my long-time and new-found friends.
Inspired and armed with the desire to make today’s post brief, I searched for a quote that would reflect my sentiments. I looked online. I pulled out my dusty copy of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations. I even looked through my stack of emergency greeting cards. Nothing expressed what I was feeling in my heart.
Then, as I sat down to write this morning, a quick check of my email offered me this treasure:
Wilfred Peterson (1900-1995);
|For all that have walked with me for the last 20 (and more!) days, I thank you. Each of you inspires me to leave this world a better place!|