Last week found me a bit under the weather, which included a trip to see my cardiologist. A reminder of how precious life is and how blessed I am to have a device that keeps my heart beating as it should. So this week I’m listing the top three things I’m grateful for.
1. Family–A husband who supports and encourages my faith and who stands by my side no matter what; Children who are so good to me and are truly good people; grandchildren who love unconditionally and remind me to live with the innocence and acceptance of a child; And parents who daily model true love.
2. Medical professionals who are not only knowledgable, but kind and compassionate. And health insurance to afford their care. We are so blessed here in America.
3. Life! Yup, all of it–the good, the bad, and the ugly. The bad and the ugly because they develop perseverance, patience, and strength and make me really appreciate the good. And the good not only for obvious reasons (we all like good, don’t we?), but it feeds my soul, helping me survive the bad and the ugly. The totality of life is such a gift. Every. Single. Breath.
Go out and live each moment of this day. Really live. And give thanks. For all of it.
I’m pleased to announce my new, improved website. Hop on over to https://www.rhondablackhurst.com and look around. Drop a line and sign up for my newsletter if you choose. I promise not to swamp your email box. Newsletters will be very few and only when there’s news to share.
Hope to see you at my new online home. 🙂
The book launch party for my cozy mystery, Shear Deception, was a success! Between drawings for free books, reading from my book as well as readings by other local authors, a drawing using the cards and weapons from the board game, Clue (the heroine’s favorite game), swag, and sparking grape juice, I think it’s safe to say everyone had a good time. 🙂
Listening to local author Karen Whalen read from her cozy mystery.
My two biggest fans, granddaughters Olivia and Zoey.
“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.” —Virginia Woolf