Once again, it’s Thanksgiving, November 23, 2017, a day to be grateful for many things, probably too many to count. But I’ll try it anyway:
What I’m thankful for today:
My health, a bit in my bank account, the bestestest sister on Earth, Good Friends, my Californian Mom, my Freedom, , the chance to travel, my kitties and the opportunity to have them…
A roof over my head, a bed to sleep in, food on the table and coffee in the morning…
My ability to think, to learn from mistakes, my education, having a home, the talent to write, my humor, my safety, the chance to expand my life and move…
My car, sunshine, birds, clean water, my cell phone, books, the chance to go to the doctor when needed, holidays, time, work, entertainment, warm clothes, music…
Flowers, rainbows and tears, snow, all my working senses (yes, including the common sense), my mind, my memory…
Hugs, touches and the sensitivity to cry…
… and of course: life.
I am very grateful for having you, followers, friends and readers of my blog, to make my writing adventure such a wonderful one! Thank you for visiting ‘Writer’s Treasure Chest’ regularly. Thank you for commenting, for liking, for following and for sharing this path with me!
Now I wish you and your loved ones:
Author Jemima Pett has published a wonderful and very sensitive guest post on The Story Reading Ape’s blog – about the reality of online friendships.
I wish I could tell I had ‘enjoyed’ reading it… of course, in a way I have. Her writing is excellent! – But the experience she made about losing online friends by them passing away, reminded me of a few of my online friends I have lost. I never met them personally – but still, it hurt to lose them. I grieved.
Thank you for this sensitive post, Jemima.
How real are online friendships? How do you handle the inevitable?
If you don’t have a companion animal, and avoid all those Facebook memes of cuddly puppies, cute kittens and ridiculous antics of parrots, you may have flicked over some of TSRA”s guest posts recently.
What you may not realise is that those pets bring people together too.
Friends I haven’t met
Of course, any shared hobby brings like-minded people together. The power of Facebook and other social media sites is that people who like the same things—whether actual people, or hobbies, music, animals or books—find each other. And just as regulars feel they ‘know’ the Story Reading Ape, so we get to ‘know’ people we interact with on Facebook, Like on pages, or visit on blogs.
Many of my writing ‘friends’ I have never met, and I’m never likely to meet, in truth. Some of them I know by…
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I have to say, I celebrated the end of the Lenten period by showing myself extremely generous.
a) I helped a little friend of mine to generously apply something similar like sunscreen all over him.
b) I permitted him to relax all day and significantly cool down before offering him more fun
c) I gave that same little friend of mine a free sauna visit
d) Then my little friend got some more time to relax before finally I permitted him to serve his big purpose…
Let me introduce me to my little friend BEFORE my generosity:
And just before he served his purpose: to feed me. 🙂
This, for today, is how I celebrate tomorrow’s Easter Holiday.
I do wish you, my dear loyal followers, readers, commenters, friends and all your loved ones and families:
What a wonderful surprise today!
I’m quite proud of being a blogger for two years now.
In the meantime “Writer’s Treasure Chest” got:
over 680 posts
over 3’800 comments
I couldn’t have done it without so many people! My friends, readers, followers, commenters, re-bloggers, supporters, guest authors and many more.
I could not have accomplished such an awesome success without you all. You made this adventure a wonderful experience for me. You are all GREAT! Thanks for your ongoing support!
‘Writer’s Treasure Chest’ exists for 22 months – and yesterday I published a blog post which marks a magic number:
I’m very proud of this number… I’m very proud of having more than 24,000 comments and 596 followers. I’m very honored to have you as my guest, here on
‘Writer’s Treasure Chest’.
Thank you for making this blogging adventure such an enjoyable one for me!
You want to be the friend of a writer? – There is a job description! Lucy Mitchell published it on her blog “Blonde Write More”. Thanks Lucy! I’m sure this will help us writers to be surrounded with friends. 😀
The job description for a writer friendmight gosomething like this…
About The Role
Writer friend needed to provide long-term creative and emotional support to a fellow writer.
Hours: Can vary each week. Dependent upon a number of factors:
- The mental state of the writer
- The stage the writer is at with their latest project.
- The writer’s view of their current project.
- The writer’s view of their own creative abilities
Location: Can be based anywhere in the world as long as there is Wi-Fi access.
Key Duties / Responsibilities:
- Must be on hand to provide email, text or phone support to the writer. This will include evening, late night and weekend shifts.
- Must be able to provide a quick literary assessment of the writer’s new story idea which might be written in the form of a brief text or a photo of a diagram involving arrows, stick people and…
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