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Monday, November 16, 2015


 by Rosalie Redd

When the leaves tumble to the ground and there’s a chill in the air, images of warm fires, good conversation, and family and friends fill my mind. For those of us in the United States, Thanksgiving is just around the corner and many of us will have the good fortune of spending time with loved ones. This holiday is often a time to reflect on what we are grateful for.

As romance authors, we strive for the happily ever after at the end of the book. In many ways, the hero and heroine grow, learn about themselves, overcome obstacles, and often, are thankful. They are thankful for what they have, thankful for having someone in their lives, thankful to be alive. I’m grateful that I get to write about these types of characters and their emotional growth. I’m also grateful for my health, my friends, and my family.

In honor of Thanksgiving, I searched for some inspirational quotes on thankfulness to share with you. Here are a few that inspired me.

The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.  Robert Louis Stevenson

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts. Henri Frederick Amiel

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses. Alphonse Karr

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out my nose. Woody Allen

How about you? What are you thankful for?


After finishing a rewarding career in finance and accounting, it was time for Rosalie Redd to put away the spreadsheets and take out the word processor. She writes Paranormal/Science Fiction Romance inspired by classics from the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres layered with a good, hot dose of romance.
She currently lives in Oregon, where rain is just another excuse to keep writing. When not at her computer, you can find her at Jazzercise, waterfall collecting in the Pacific Northwest, or relaxing with her husband and their pesky cat, Snookums.

Rosalie Redd ~ Discover otherworldly love…


Diana McCollum said...

I am thankful for Family, Friends, Health, Home , food on the table and, I am thankful for the internet and all my friends out there in cyber land!

Rosalie Redd said...

Hi Diana, Oh yes! Can't forget about all the people we know on the web. I've met several good friends that way. Thanks for sharing!

Lynn Lovegreen said...

Great post, Diana. I am thankful for health, my family and friends, and being able to have writing in my life.

Rosalie Redd said...

Hi Lynn,
Yes, I agree about being thankful for being able to write. Love it! Thanks for commenting!

Judith Ashley said...

I'm thankful and a bit surprised that I've made cyber-friends through my writing. I'm grateful every time someone asks me about my writing. And I'm particularly grateful every time I see my great granddaughter (now 6 months old) and she smiles because I'm there.