Gratitude Spiral: Day 246

Today, I’m grateful for the online seminars in creativity that I’ve been able to take in the last few weeks.

So many free or inexpensive offerings of classes and workshops can be found online right now. And each one I’ve attended has left me with a new nugget (or two) of information to help me on my creative path. So, I’m thankful to our local libraries, as well as online writing gurus, for these opportunities. 🙂

What are you grateful for today?

PS: What’s a Gratitude Spiral?? See how it all began, here.

Gratitude Spiral: Day 131

Today, I’m grateful for poetry.

April is National Poetry Month and I’m grateful for all that poetry has meant to me, as both a reader and a writer. From Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson, to Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, Maya Angelou, and E.E. Cummings, various poets have captivated my imagination throughout my life and taught me new ways of looking at things. In this strange time of social distancing, The Academy of American Poets offers a special collection to share and reflect on with their #ShelterInPoems initiative. Check them out. 🙂

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 84

Today, I’m grateful for the practice and work of writing.

In this new year, I’ve decided to finish writing a novel that somehow migrated to the back burner last year. And the only way to accomplish that is to write. Consistently. To work at it, often. To practice regularly. I’m thankful for each small chunk of time given to the task.

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 58

Today, I’m grateful for blogging

I started blogging with WordPress eight years ago, as a means to make creative writing a more consistent practice in my life. I’m still here and enjoying the joys and challenges of it 🙂

What are you grateful for today?

P.S. Wondering what a Gratitude Spiral is? Find the answer here.