Giving Thanks

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”

– Maya Angelou

I am so incredibly grateful and feel so blessed!  I had the most amazingly wonderful day yesterday!  First thing in the morning, I woke up to an email from my agent, Owen Burnham.  He wrote to tell me that he has two publishers interested in publishing my book, A Woman’s Guide to Transformation!  He and I will discuss the contracts and decide on the best publisher soon.  I will have a contract and a publisher before the end of the year.  What an awesome way to start the day! Especially wonderful because yesterday was the day that I hosted our annual Thanksgiving Celebration here in NZ.  I had 25 friends over for a sit down dinner, turkey and all the trimmings, sitting outside by the stream, under our spectacular Pohutukawa Tree.  A glorious setting to celebrate life and express our gratitude.  We did a Gratitude Circle first with everyone contributing (we even had Jeff in the circle via Skype!) and I was able to announce to my close friends that my agent has found me a publisher.  What a fantastic way to share my news.  It was a beautiful afternoon and evening.  I felt so loved and so grateful.  Truly a day to be thankful.

This video clip is especially fitting, titled simply: Gratitude.  Enjoy!



Please share what you are grateful for this year.  I would love to hear your stories.  And as always, thank you for stopping by, I appreciate it.




10 thoughts on “Giving Thanks

  1. Congratulations! Thats wonderful news for you and I wish you all the best. What am I grateful for this year? Gosh, there has been so much. It really has been a wonderful year. I published my first novel, which was a dream come true. I have discovered peace which is priceless. My daughter is so healthy and growing up beautifully; my partner and soul-mate is so supportive of all my dreams and I’m working towards three new books! Definately so much to be grateful for. Great post 🙂


  2. I particularly liked his comment, “like a life giving water if only you open your heart and drink”. And you my friend are part of that spring. Happy Thanksgiving!


    • Thank you for your comment Abby. Sorry it took so long for me to reply. I just got back to New Zealand from Borneo, where internet was unreliable.
      Have you contacted Owen? He’s been wonderful and I do recommend him. Have you written a book? I’d love to hear about it.
      Thanks again for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it. And good luck in your pursuit of an agent.


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