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Favorite Word Friday #24 "Grateful"

*The blog tour for A Castle in the Sky is stopping over on My Favorite Pastime today! Be sure to visit Julie; she's a sweet person with a cozy blog.*


adjective  grate·ful \ˈgrāt-fəl\

: feeling or showing thanks 
: feeling or showing thanks to someone for some helpful act

I'm feeling grateful. Really, I should feel grateful all the time; I have family and friends that love me, I get to write books like I've always wanted to, and God is with me every second of every day. How could I not be grateful? Unfortunately, many times I find myself throwing pity parties and complaining. "Why me?"

 I'm human; we all do it.

Yet lately it's been easier for me to think of things that I'm thankful for. You guys are the best. Do you know how much it means for you to read my posts and to get excited about a book that you haven't even read yet? To tweet about it, share on it your Facebook page, and enter a giveaway to win that book? Do you realize how exciting it is for an author to see the book she's been writing on her laptop on your blog? The book that saw her through happiness, sadness, and stressfulness; heartache, hardships, and blissful days? I wish you could, if you don't already, realize just how special you are for these simple little things that translate into something so very big in my life. I can't say thank you enough. I wish I could hug you all!

I am grateful!

-Miranda Atchley


  1. Hey Miranda, thanks for mentioning my blog :) And I love the word grateful. What a wonderful reminder to count our blessings. Truly when we count our blessings those times when we are feeling blue we can find that silver lining.

    I can't imagine the excitement you are feeling to have your book "out there." So congratulations!

    1. Thanks, Julie! It is nice to feel grateful. I'm so excited I can hardly contain it! :)


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