Thankful Thursday: Watery Eyes Edition

1) I appreciate 

 for suggesting I read Time in Memoir: Then, Again. It’s a small book, but it’s dense-packed with suggestions and examples. I also appreciated the helpful series of posts Darcy Pattison wrote about Inviting the Wolf In: Thinking About Difficult Stories. I highly recommend both books – and both bloggers – to you.

2) I’m glad that I’ve finally resolved the mysteries of this lake. I wept enough to raise the water level to flood stage, but my tears were healing, and so was the process of discovery. 

3) I’m grateful that my lakeside adventures led me to a beautiful oasis. I hope I can share it with you soon — on my blog, maybe, but definitely in my book.

4) I’m grateful for all you share with me on your blogs, and I always appreciate it when you stop by to read and/or comment on mine. Never in my life have I been surrounded by so many talented, loving, all-around-amazing friends!

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  1. I’m so glad the book helped you. And really, it’s thanks to Zippy since he was the one to spot it at the library.

    That lake is gorgeous. And now I’m really sad I wasn’t here to get your call since you had such a breakthrough. I’m sending a hug right now, Melodye. You’re good people and I’m glad you’re here.

    • Oh, that’s right! Please convey my extra-special thanks to Z. I hope he doesn’t feel slighted.

      I’m sorry we didn’t connect, but hey, I hope one day soon to tell you about it, Tracy.

      Your kind words and generous spirit make me smile and tear up at the same time. xo

  2. I am so looking forward to reading about your adventures, Melodye. Sometimes I think that a tough start in life is a tremendous blessing–it shakes us to look outside of our own small world and hands us the opportunity to be open to all experience. I’m so glad you’re here to share your experience with us.

  3. It’s soooo mutual…

    I can’t express my gratitude for YOU, my other LJ Friends, my crit partners, the way-ahead-of-me CANSCAIP members who always have a smile and words of encouragement for newbies like me…THANK YOU!

  4. Never in my life have I been surrounded by so many talented, loving, all-around-amazing friends!

    The feeling is mutual, Melodye! I am so very grateful to have you for a friend!

    I’m glad that the tears were healing and let you find your oasis. I’m looking forward to reading about your lakeside adventures.

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