Every now and then, I step back and take stock of where I am in life's journey. For me, it's my own introspective Thanksgiving. Often, I find myself content that I'm not the "stuff" of a Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous episode. Perhaps it's because my version of splurging is going to the store and getting two packs of applewood bacon instead of one. Or I think I'm just spending willy nilly if I get the e-copy and paperback versions of a story.
What? Both? Yes, big baller lol!!
Along with re-affirming my appreciation for my simple struggle of a life:
- a daughter who loves me and has yet to reach the stage of wanting to hang with her friends more than me
- a dog that gives me a ticker tape parade of happy when I come home from work
- a small but sound home that does a decent job of protecting us from the whimsies of wind, rain and scorching heat
- breath of life
...I am grateful for my writing. Although my publications have not rendered me to a state of wealth where champagne is a daily reality, my daily reality is better because I've moved from dreamer to doer.
And that's what I'd like to encourage you to do today.
What is your version of "champagne wishes and caviar dreams?" What are you doing to move those ideas and concepts from dream to reality?
Here's a virtual treat to help fuel the body and mind :-)
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