I Am Thankful For My Blog (and the winner is . . . )
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! As I write this I’m reflecting on how truly blessed I am, as is anyone who’s reading this, since you’re prosperous enough to afford the luxury of the internet.
I know I’m lucky to be able to enjoy an interesting, comfortable life where all my basic needs are met. I’ve got a wonderful loving family, great friends, a good job, and enough money to buy pretty much everything I need. Please don’t think I’m taking any of that for granted when I tell you that today as I prepare to celebrate the holiday, I’m reflecting on how thankful I am for my blog.
Writing a blog has expanded my world in ways I never imagined. The blog has helped me pursue my life-long passions for travel, cooking, writing, photography, and gardening so I’m always continuing to learn and grow. It’s connected me to a wonderful network of people worldwide. My life is enriched by communications from readers who let me know I’m helping them lose weight or create more interesting meals. I’ve learned so much from the creative, talented people whose virtual kitchens I enjoy visiting. I’ve been lucky enough to make wonderful online friends, and even luckier to meet a few of those people in person. And a wonderful plus to all of this is the way blogging has strengthened the bond I have with my brother Rand, who is a constant source of help and encouragement to me. You can see the blog gives me back much more than I put into it, and why I’m thankful for all the ways it makes my life a little better.
Before I start cooking Thanksgiving goodies, I have a winner to announce. Thanks to everyone who left a comment for a chance to win the cookbook. Every day I wrote down names and numbered them. This morning I cut the strips apart and drew one out. These are skills I’ve learned from being a teacher! And, here’s the winning slip:
It’s Christine from Christine Cooks! As soon as she sends me her address I’ll be mailing her the book. Since she’s also interested in cooking with less sugar and carbs, I know she’ll enjoy using it. It’ll be fun to check out her blog and see what she cooks from it.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Whether or not it’s a holiday where you are, I hope you have a wonderful day.