I'm thankful I can read. I was lucky enough to have a foster-father who believed in the importance of being able to read and the fantastic worlds that were opened for you because you could read.
I'm thankful that as a young child I lived within a few minutes walk of a library. I spent many happy hours hunting for new books. I'm grateful all those reads were free.
I'm thankful I can write. It pains me that so many of the world's population cannot read or write.
I'm thankful I have the tools to write. The ability to use letters to form words that in turn form sentences, paragraphs, and eventually stories. A word processor that makes writing so quick and easy. A treasured fountain pen and notepads for when I prefer to scratch those words into life.
I'm thankful I have the time to write. Of course, I always want more.
I'm thankful I have the freedom to write. My words aren't censored. I don't live in fear of my life because of what I write or publish.
I'm thankful for the writing community. I don't think I've experience a more supportive and inspiring group of people.
I'm thankful for editors, cover artists, and all the people who help writers create books. I'm always in awe of their talents.
I'm thankful for being a part of an amazing writing group, Untethered Realms. My fellow Realmers inspire and motivate me on a daily basis. They support me when I feel down, kick my backside when I need it, and most importantly make me laugh when laughter is needed.
I'm thankful I love to write, and that I found my passion in life.
Lastly, I'm thankful I have readers. There is no better reward for a writer than to have someone read your stories and tell you they liked them.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all.