For everyone, 2020 probably can’t end fast enough. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a huge toll in human life and changed the way we go about existing. But I am grateful for so much and looking toward 2021.

In 2020 I am thankful for:

  • Remaining healthy (along with loved ones).
  • Publishing Salvation Station in April 2020 was thrilling in itself. The tremendous support I’ve received from reviewers and readers (positive beyond my wildest expectations), friends and family is humbling. It doesn’t get any better.
  • Building my forever home and starting a new life chapter.
  • Surviving selling my previous residence in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • After suffering a bout of transient global amnesia in August, receiving an outpouring of love, concern, and assistance from friends, family, and acquaintances. Your concern for my well-being and healing meant more than words can say. Thank you isn’t nearly enough.
  • Receiving an Honorable Mention in the 2020 Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition (spiritual/religious category) for the creative nonfiction story, Finding Hope In No Man’s Land.
  • Meeting new people who have continued to enrich my life.
  • Recharging with more writing and new story ideas.
  • Living in a democracy where the privilege of voting matters.

Even though this was a year unlike any other in history, what were you thankful for in 2020?



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