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.