On this day, I want to encourage everyone to take a moment to reflect on the life that you’re living right now. Think about all that you have to be grateful for. Personally, I feel extraordinarily blessed to be surrounded by loved ones, great friends, an amazing family, and the fact that I get to work with some of the most wonderful people. I’m grateful for the professors at my school and my cohorts. I’m grateful for the opportunity to connect with other romance writers on their journey and to provide any help that I can along the way.
I’m also grateful for all of the comforts and freedoms that we often take for granted. The roof over my head, the food on my table, and the clothing on my back. I’m safe, I’m healthy, and I’m loved. You can’t really ask for more than that. We have so many people to thank for the life that we’re able to live and that begins with the people who fight and die every day for our freedoms. So on this day, regardless of what you believe, what your political views are, and how you feel about what’s going on in the world – maybe take a few minutes to appreciate what you have and why you have it.