Friday, March 24, 2006

Grateful Gratitudes

Here are my Friday Grateful Gratitudes-things I'm thankful for this week:

*A beautiful cranberry colored suede softside briefcase/tote by designer Diane von Furstenberg-given to me by my pastor's wife-Sharon. What a great surprise—it will be perfect for my new manuscript editing business!

*Speaking of my new business, I'm grateful for the smooth launch of this new work. I'll be hired by the project to do overall critiques and copy editing for fiction and nonfiction works, articles, and even Web sites. And I've also been hired by the year by nine writers who want a Writer's Coach to boost them to the next level of their writing career. If you know of a ministry or business who needs an editor, be sure to recommend me!

*An excellent physical therapist who knows her stuff!

*Seeing Jazzy blossom-she cracks us up on a daily basis. Who knew this would be so entertaining? Oh wait-*WE* did-that's why we signed up for the ride.

*Getting news that one of my writing students has had a "maybe" by "Christianity Today," a very respected national magazine. Most writers rarely get this far with their query letters. We are going to work feverishly to polish the article to a shimmer and send it on with a prayer. One thing even better than when my own work gets accepted is when those I mentor gets good news in the business!

*Having a wonderful 72 year old mentor who pushes me towards excellence. We all pay it forward, don't we? (Or at least, we SHOULD)

I'm blessed!

5 comments:

Kevin Spear said...

Good to hear some positive comments, Kathy. It's especially exciting to see one of your students has a "maybe" from CTI. They are a great group of magazines.

Kevin Spear said...

Good to hear some positive comments, Kathy. It's especially exciting to see one of your students has a "maybe" from CTI. They are a great group of magazines.

Kevin Spear said...

Kathy, your positive comments gave me a boost this morning. It was also good to hear about your student's maybe with CTI. They are a great group of people.

Praying for your Prodigal said...

Isn't it great to slow life down just for a moment....to experience gratitude. Thanks for the reminders!

Diane

Full Contact, Savior-centric Livin said...

Praising the Lord with you, Kathy!

Hey I'm conducting some research for my article. Would you like to help me out by copying and pasting a questionnaire from my blog to yours with an appropriate intro?

I'm glad you're enjoying Jazzy so much--dogs can be so fun with their antics.