I have the pleasure of announcing a theme week here at the Buzz Girls Blog, in which we’ll talk about the things we are thankful for, and will offer up daily giveaways! So be sure to check in all week, and return next Monday when I will announce all the winners.
And in particular, Tera has a fun Buzz Girls’ announcement tomorrow that you won’t want to miss!
So...a friend of mine calls me Susie Sunshine because she says I always look at the bright sides of things. But if she drops by here today, she’ll be pretty surprised to see I am going with a negative slant, that I am thankful for the things that DID NOT happen this year, such as...
No flood or mud damage on my house:
I live on a run-off street in a “burn area” (a neighborhood once ravaged by fire), and while we’ve had torrential rains that could have caused chaotic mudslides and flash floods--but so far, so good!
My agent didn’t hate the partial of my book:
A little while back, I sent my agent the first 50 pages of the book I am now writing, and she didn’t, as I neurotically worried, hate it! (Anything but...)
I didn’t get airport stranded:
When my night flight got so delayed that I missed my connection, I did not have to find a hotel and call home to say I was stuck in that city. Instead, I discovered that the airline had gone and rebooked me on the last flight home, and what do you know, I ended up seated next to a TV comedy writer whose wife was trying to write YA novels, so we had a lively and memorable conversation, to boot!
My cat didn’t become a coyote’s dinner:
One evening our two cats were relaxing on the front porch. Suddenly the little one scampered inside for her “safe place.” We looked out to see a retreating coyote. But no big cat. I looked and paced and panicked, absolutely heartbroken. Only to have him casually reappear two hours later, as if nothing was wrong!
Okay, okay, so by focusing on the bad things that didn’t happen, I still qualify as a Susie Sunshine. And I guess I’m proud of that!
So tell us, did you have a noted near-miss, too, one you are thankful for? A test you didn’t fail, a car that puttered into a gas station on fumes, a problem that seemed to “resolve itself?” Share it with us in the comments and you’ll be entered to win a $15 gift certificate to Amazon.com.
Check back here to see the list of all the winners next Monday!
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