Saturday, November 26, 2011

A Non-American's Version of Giving Thanks

By Lucy Felthouse (Guest Blogger)

I'm from the UK, and we don't have Thanksgiving, but when Lisabet asked me to do a post on giving thanks, I happily obliged. After all, it doesn't matter where we're from or what holidays we celebrate – we could all use a little time to give thanks for what we have.

An old friend of mine was tragically killed this week, which I'm gutted about. He was a good guy and it's terrible that he was taken from us so young (29) and so suddenly. However, I'd still like to give thanks for having known him. My thoughts are with his family.

On a much lighter note (I'm not normally maudlin, I promise), I'd like to give thanks for my family and friends (and that includes the online buddies I've never met, but still class as my friends!), and my other half. Together, they love me, support me, make me laugh, make me happy and also drive me crazy. The world would be a very quiet and dull place without them!

I'd also like to give thanks for my unwavering creative streak, determination and ambition. Without it, I wouldn't be writing professionally at all, let alone on this wonderful blog. Long may it continue!

I'm lucky to have a veteran as one of my good friends, though as he's only 27 it seems odd to call him a veteran! However, he has indeed served his country and has mercifully come back safely, which I'm very grateful for. I know so many others have not been so fortunate, which is why I'm proud to raise money for a charity that helps returning servicemen and women who've been injured. It's my way of giving back – and giving thanks, too, for everything that they do in the line of duty.

These are just a few things that are important to me. I haven't included the obvious things, like my health, the roof over my head, food, education, etc, but of course it doesn't mean they don't matter, or that I take them for granted. I don't. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm grateful for all the good things in my life, and although the bad things we all experience are, well, bad... they do help to make us realise what we do have so in a strange way, we should appreciate those, too.

Finally, thanks to you for reading this post. Without you, I would not be writing.

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Lucy is a graduate of the University of Derby, where she studied Creative Writing. During her first year, she was dared to write an erotic story - so she did. It went down a storm and she's never looked back. Lucy has had stories published by Cleis Press, Constable and Robinson, Noble Romance, Ravenous Romance, Summerhouse Publishing, Sweetmeats Press and Xcite Books. She is also the editor of Uniform Behaviour and Seducing the Myth. Find out more at http://www.lucyfelthouse.co.uk. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

2 comments:

  1. Lucy,

    First, My deepest sympathies for you at the recent loss of your friend.



    I have much to be thankful for; one is that I had the opportunity to contribute to Uniform Behaviour.

    One of my friend's sons continues to struggle with life after a serious injury he took in Iran. Each day he gets a little better, but it is a long, long road, and we can never forget these soldiers who gave so much. Everything we can do to help these heroes is most welcome.

    So I say "thank you," to you.

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  2. Thank you, Craig, for your lovely comment. And thank you for your awesome contribution to the anthology - like you say, everything we can do to help our heroes can only be a good thing :)

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