It’s Thanksgiving, and you’ve likely spent a few moments being grateful. It probably felt good. How about becoming more intentional about gratitude in your post-Thanksgiving life?
Many writers find gratitude a challenge. Your business is tough, whether it’s your profession, your ministry, or both. But gratitude is essential.
Writer Jeff Goins offers three reasons writers need to be grateful:
- is one way to let your light shine in this dark world,
- helps us stop comparing ourselves to others, and
- reminds us how blessed we are. (Read his post).
Here at the Guild we have much to be grateful for:
- We live and work in Colorado Springs, Colo., one of the most beautiful places God created.
- Every day we minister to and with our students, members, and mentors.
- We help writers through our courses, our Writing for the Soul conference, Operation First Novel, and CWG Word Weavers, our critique groups.
And that’s just a partial list. Personally, we each have special people and circumstances that make us smile:
- Julie Adams, accounting assistant: I am thankful for family that supports me and helps me in everything—and that I live in Colorado and am able to see God’s beautiful mountains every day.
- Matt Brown, marketing and web: I’m thankful for my new wife and family.
- Michael Ehret, editor-in-chief: I thank the Lord for my wife, Deb, for our family, and for our church family where we have the privilege of participating with a body of believers intentional about Kingdom ministry.
- Jerry B. Jenkins, owner: I’m thankful not only for three new adopted grandchildren, but also for sons and daughters-in-law selfless and committed enough to make such life-changing decisions.
- Janice Mitchell, director: I’m thankful for my family—children and grandchildren who live close by. I’m thankful for the wonderful CWG staff and mentors.
- Tanya Shtatman, administrative assistant: I am thankful for two healthy daughters and a wonderful husband and for having my whole family together for the holidays.
- Leilani Squires, admissions: I’m thankful for my family, and for the opportunities and adventures we’ve been blessed with this year. Never a dull moment!
React: Share what you’re thankful for this year.