Friday, April 1, 2011

Today is Brought to You by the Letter "A".

Today is the first day of the A to Z Challenge. I will be blogging everyday except Sundays for the whole month of April, along with almost 1000 other bloggers.  Of course I will not all be able to visit everyone's blog everyday, so I have decided to visit those 25 bloggers who make the "most recent posts" gadget on my page.  Best of luck to you all...

A is for Appreciation.

I appreciate that I'm a relatively healthy wife and mother in a fantastic family.
I appreciate all of the trials and suffering I'd gone through in my life - I enjoy the good times so much more.
I appreciate having the time to do what I love to do - write, read, catch my favorite shows, and travel. Many people just don't have enough time in their day.
I appreciate Canada; more specifically, Alberta. Wide open spaces, four seasons, gorgeous mountains, and a peaceful life.
I appreciate the few close friends I have.  I would chose just one great friend than a number of good acquaintances.
I appreciate a good book.  It has the power to transport me to another time and place for much less than the price of a plane ticket, and the power to motivate me to become a better writer.
And I appreciate the writing community. I have honestly never experienced another group of people in my life that wished the best for their peers and treated the craft and those who practice and promote that craft with respect and integrity. Thank you for letting me be a part of this very special community.


welcome to my world of poetry said...

A wonderful start to the challenge, Appreciation is a thing we all like to feel. very well written and a pleasure to read.


Old Kitty said...

Brilliant sweet start to the Challenge!!

Yay for Appreciation esp for the good precious people and things in one's life!! Take care

Jessica Bell said...

The writing community here certainly is worth the appreciation! :o)

lesleylsmith said...

Kelly, Appreciation is a great way to start the bloggin challenge. We could all benefit from pausing and appreciating the good people and things in our lives. Thanks for the reminder to do so!

allison said...

Aw that's a great post to start off with. Made me start a list of what I'm appreciative of right now.

Shelley said...

Appreciation. We need to stop and dwell more on that word daily. Stopping by from the a 2 z challenge.

Halloweenman666 said...

Great post! Nice to see someone appreciate all the things that some of us take for granted everyday!