Posted in Being Grateful

Expressing Personal Gratitudes


What are your personal gratitudes?

Use the comments section here to start a discussion on gratitudes. For what are you grateful today? What gratitudes of life would you most like to share?

I love writing, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to do so. Others are better than I at speaking. But I love the feel of putting words on paper, of creating from lead and ink.

It’s healthy to express gratitude for who you are and what you contribute to society, to understand that everyone has something to give the world.

Feel free to express your gratitude here. Get your pen going!

(BONUS Trivia: Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park offers 105 miles of what is called its Skyline Drive. How many scenic overlooks does that distance include?
ANSWER: 70!)

Photo (of T-Shirt) from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

Posted in Being Grateful, Saying Thank You

Thank You–Gratitude-2–Books About Writing


As I was growing up, having from a very young age found an appreciation for the art of writing, I began to acquire books about how to write well. From there, I began to explore self-publishing concepts. Self-publishing appealed to me greatly, and I’ve been working with the idea of it ever since I read The Publish-It-Yourself Handbook many years ago.

I am very grateful for books about writing and publishing!

Exploring ideas from other writers is invaluable in learning the art on your own.

(BONUS Trivia: Wildlife photographers love the varied ecosystems in this park that allow egrets to alligators to exist in one area.
ANSWER: Florida – Everglades National Park!)

Photo from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg