Thursday, August 18

A Grateful Innkeeper

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
G.K. Chesterton

   Good evening,

My Gratitudes for this Day:

1. I gathered with others today, thrice. Once in Corte Madera, also San Lorenzo and Alameda. My brain is on overload. I'll be sleeping shortly. I can't wait.
2. We're getting many Silent Readers. Thanks for resting here in the inn. In the past month my readership has more than tripled. I enjoy meeting the needs of others. I aim to please. You please this innkeeper when you share your gratitudes.
Let me hear from you.  Please.
3. I got a new book in the mail today. I'm thrilled. I read it, in-between today's commutes. I enjoy  growing; this book will help me develop my professional skills. It's a book I'm familiar with and had for many years. I lost it, it's great getting a new copy.
4. I met with an editor today. We'll see what impact it'll have on my writing.
5. I spoke twice today, I enjoy doing so, I'm happy those who heard me were encouraged to be gentler towards themselves.
6. Today, in the midst of everything, I met with two people that I mentor. It's great seeing their progress. I'm proud of the hard work they are applying as they grow stronger, characterologically.
7. I related with a dominating personality. It was humorous seeing her try manipulating me. I'm soft-spoken but I hold my ground well, as she learned today.
8.Someone wanted me to work for her, for free. I said no, but I suggested we can perhaps have a bartering relationship. I don't give away my work, at no cost.
9. I enjoy the opportunity I have to write as the innkeeper of this inn. Professionally, I'm a speaker, teacher, consultant, trainer. This blog helps me develop my writing. Writing is a different animal than presenting a talk.  
     I've shared my gratitudes. Would it be possible for me to here yours? That would be terrific..

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