Gratitude Giveaway

gratitude-2013-190This post is part of the Gratitude Giveaways Blog Hop sponsored by the I Am A Reader, Not a Writer Blog. Please read to the end for information about how to be eligible for a prize.

Warning: this is going to be an unabashedly sentimental post, in which I list just five of the many, many blessings I’ve been granted.

1. My family – all of them. Three wonderful children, two great sons-in-law and a wonderful daughter-in-law, four superb grandchildren, including the newest, a healthy grandson who arrived in May. Despite the fact that his mother had a pregnancy complicated by pre-eclampsia, Cassian James Deogratias Gerdon was born at 37 weeks, seven pounds eight ounces and quite healthy. Plus there’s another grandchild on the way. And I haven’t even talked about my brothers and sisters, the best group of siblings anyone could      ever ask for.

2. A wonderful husband and forty-four terrific years of marriage. No, it hasn’t always been roses and kittens. We’ve had disagreements and arguments, but we’ve worked through them. We had times when we were so poor we had to decide which bills to pay that month, but we survived that too.

3. Good friends, including some who’ve been part of our lives for more than thirty years and feel as much like family as my real family.

4. Reasonably good health. There are some issues, of course. At my age, there always are. But most of it’s treatable and I generally feel pretty good most of the time. I walk a mile or two most days.

5. The ability to create books, novellas and short stories that have appealed to various editors enough to get published and have been well received by readers.

I’m offering two print books and two ebooks of the winner’s choice from all of the books I have available in those formats. To be eligible, follow me in your favorite social media way: follow this blog by email, “like” my Facebook page, or follow my Twitter feed or Pinterest Boards. You can use the buttons and links to the right to accomplish this. One new follower will be selected to receive the prize.

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30 Responses to Gratitude Giveaway

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  3. miki says:

    New follower by email,
    thank you a lot for opening your giveaway to international and offering print book , i’m grateful for this opportunity to discover your work

    but also really grateful for my family health and teh friends i made


  4. Denise C says:

    44 years of marriage? Wow!! You might deserve an award! 🙂

    I’m an email subscriber, thanks!

  5. Erika Messer says:

    Followed by Twitter – @austenfreak1976 is my handle 😀 Thank you for joining this hop!

  6. Diamond Nazaneen says:

    Liked your Facebook page! Thnx

  7. Crystal Young says:

    I follow: Facebook Crystal Young Twitter @CrystalElaine73
    Email crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  8. Cohlina M. says:

    I follow through email. cohlesguerra at gmail dot com
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! 😀

  9. Holly Letson says:

    Following on FB as Holly Letson

  10. Michelle Willms says:

    What a lovely post! Thank you for sharing a few things you are thankful for. I am following you via email and I liked your Facebook page. Your generosity is appreciated. My Facebook name is Michelle Willms, if you need it. My email is michelle_willms(at)yahoo(dot)com

  11. Say says:

    FB/Pinterest/G+: Say Yap
    Thank you so much fr the giveaway.And Congratulations-44years is worth celebrating!Cheers for that.

  12. Farhana says:

    Followed via twitter.

  13. Suz Reads says:

    Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I like you on Facebook as Suz Reads and would love to win some of your books!

  14. Jennifer Snyder says:

    TYSM!!!! i follow on twitter. @JenLyn666

  15. Lu Worley says:
    I am impressed with your site.
    I too get “sappy” when I begin counting my blessings. I think that is lovely.

  16. Chris says:

    Family is incredible something I have very much appreciated this year

    Followed by email

  17. Denise Z says:

    It is so wonderful to take that moment and truly remember the many things we have to be thankful for. Thank you for sharing with us your blessings. I thought I would switch it up a bit and followed today on Pinterest (Denise Zaky)

  18. Louisa says:

    new follower by twitter – louisamay29

  19. Amel Armeliana says:

    Following on Twitter : @JungieFairy

    Thanks for this giveaway 🙂

  20. Jessica R says:

    I follow by FB – Jessica Ryba – jrryba(at)gmail(dot)com
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Love your Thankful post 🙂

  21. Gwen H says:

    I enjoyed your post – sometimes sentimental is nice.
    Following by twitter @ghwasd
    ghwasd at gmail dot com

  22. Jeanine carlson says:

    I love your attitude!! I am a new follower on FB.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  23. Deborah says:

    Thanks for the opportunity for this giveaway. Following you on FB. Dcpooh55@cox dot net

  24. Melissa C says:

    Thank you for the sweet post. I followed you via facebook under the name Melissa Cervone.

    Thank you very much for the giveaway.


    abinormyl AT gmail DOT com

  25. Joy Flynn says:

    I subscribe by email. Thanks.

  26. Filippo says:

    I’m @FilippoFrank on Twitter, and i’m following you! 🙂

  27. Julia Cosgrove says:

    I follow this blog by email.

  28. Marie Constantineau says:

    hi! thanks for the chance
    i follow you on facebook
    midge knows

  29. Alexandra Roach says:

    I follow you on pinterest!