(c) Sascha Darlington
Even if you are not American, I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving to me means being grateful for all of the wonderful people, dogs, and other things in my life.
This year has been a sad year in so many ways for me and I think it’s because of the sadness that I like to reflect on all of the good that’s happened. No matter what people think, the good usually outweighs the bad, but the bad always takes on a disproportinate amount of thought.
I am thankful that I finally discovered the courage to blog. Truthfully, it’s been a great experience. I stopped writing creatively a few years ago because I wasn’t getting published and someone told me that perhaps my efforts were best spent elsewhere. So I stopped.
When I started my blog, it was to be a book blog, but then I found I wanted to fill in days and then I started posting my own writing. I may not garner the “likes” of a lot of people, but to know that a few of you appreciate my poems or my stories is amazing.And it’s for you (and me) I write. Thank you. You seriously rock my world! You cannot possibly know how much I mean that.
You all are my Thanksgiving.
I am grateful to each and every one of you. I am blessed with your feedback and your humor and your sarcasm and wit. I am blessed with your honesty and your beauty and your style and grace. I am also blessed by those of you who write so beautifully, you know who you are!, who make me want to excel and be a much better writer. I am blessed by those of you who are so kind that you want others to succeed. I am blessed.
So thank you. Happy Thanksgiving.
Love, Sascha Darlington
Thanksgiving Celebration 11/24/2016