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Monday Mayhem – Thankful

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 by Maggie Wells   5 Comments | Posted in Blog

It was Thanksgiving in the States this past Thursday. If you read the news (and my Twitter feed), you’d think that there was little to be thankful for in America, but I think we can all agree that the media skews things a tad, right?

Right.

Yes, there are things happening that no one likes, but there are so many more things happening that are good. Family and friends spending time together, neighbors helping neighbors, and all of the many, many blessings that we enjoy – food, shelter, clothing, Netflix, bubble baths, nacho cheese Doritos, books…

The month of November was a rough one – I won’t deny that. There’s an ever-growing cadre of us who believe all of 2016 can go and stuff it now. I even gave up putting slips of paper in my happiness jar sometime around April. It wasn’t that good things weren’t happening. It’s just that they kind of got buried under the headlines.

But I’m going to try to go out on a high note. I have until Wednesday to squeeze in my NaNoWriMo numbers. I’m over 45k as of this writing, and should be able to make it again. If I do, I’ll post my winner-winner-chicken-dinner badge here next week.

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The end of NaNo means Thursday is December 1st. Yeah, I know, duh. But this is the last month in what many of us consider one of life’s crappier years, so I’m going to try to see it through as in the same way I hope to start 2017 – full of positivity.

For the month of December, I’m going to try to write one happy/positive thing down each day. Doesn’t have to be anything big or monumental, just bright spot. When I prepare this post on Sunday evenings, I’ll update you on what I’ve collected, then put it all together in the end. I may even tweet a few, just to counteract all the other stuff in my timeline.

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31 days of bright spots. Should be totally doable. I bet you can too. Who wants to play along?

P.S. In case you missed me blabbing all over the place – LOVE & ROCKETS released last week. Please read. Please review. Please tell your friends to do the same. *puppy dog eyes*

P.P.S. I can’t even with the Gilmore Girls yet. Still processing so much of it, but let me just say: Like Lorelai, I’m happy. So happy I haven’t even had a single fanfic idea. Thanks for making my life easier, ASP! *ducks and runs*

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5 Responses to "Monday Mayhem – Thankful"

  1. Comment by Julie Evelyn Joyce
    November 28, 2016 at 8:36 am  

    I bet you’ll be shocked to hear this, but I’m totally in for the 31 days of bright spots! Let’s do it, baby! 🙂

    As for the NaNo thing, you’ve got this! I already told you, you could do it, and I already told you that I already told you, you could do it. 😉 I’m gonna spend the rest of November prepping my story for the Golden Heart, and then mass editing will ensue in December.

    One super-awesome review for Love and Rockets is on the way! Have a fantastic week, my friend!

  2. Comment by Laurie
    November 28, 2016 at 8:42 am  

    Here’s to a Happy December. *clinks glasses*. Great job on being almost done with your NaNo goal. I never had any doubt.Thanks for the Gilmoreian feast it was perfect.

  3. Comment by Carol
    November 28, 2016 at 1:54 pm  

    I think this is an excellent idea, because even though I know how much I should be thankful for, the month of November sucked the joy right out of me. I know good things happen to me everyday, it will be encouraging to see them written down and stacking up. Come on, December! I’m ready for you!

  4. Comment by Karen Booth
    November 30, 2016 at 4:41 pm  

    I love the idea of 31 bright spots! I’m in!

  5. Comment by Michelle Kelly
    November 30, 2016 at 4:56 pm  

    I am totally going to do the 31 bright spots! I am usually good about starting something but I will stay committed. I promise.

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