Update: Judy Parks is this month’s Thankful Thursday winner. She’s been informed. We hope she enjoys the books!
When the Wickeds started our Thankful Thursdays in March we had only an inkling of what was to come.
Some people are struggling with the concept of gratitude right now. On the one hand, life is challenging, no doubt. Figuring out how to get food can take up most of the day. On the other, you don’t have to look very hard to see those who have it far worse–people who are sick or have sick family members, people who are financially desperate, people who don’t have a warm, safe place to live or stay.
Do these huge problems render yours meaningless? You still feel your feelings, right? Wickeds, let’s accentuate the positive. What are you feeling grateful for right now?
One lucky commenter on the blog will win a gift from each of the Wickeds. To find out what see below.
Edith/Maddie: I am so very thankful for a healthy family. Beyond that, thank you to electricity, the mailman, and everyone in the food supply chain. Seriously, I can keep working thanks to my laptop being powered up, and I can keep in touch with the world (in both directions) thanks to the wonderful young man who delivers our mail (including royalty checks) and picks up my outgoing mail (including books I owe contest winners). Having done my high-speed (and masked) Market Basket run on Tuesday, thank you to all who grow, transport, stock, and sell food. I will give away an ARC of Nacho Average Murder.
Sherry: I’m thankful that my husband, daughter, and I all enjoy each other’s company. We laugh so hard we cry sometimes. I’m also thankful my daughter likes to cook. She’s made some amazing meals that she doesn’t have time to do when she’s working. I’ll give away an ebook of any of my books to the winner.
Liz: There are so many things to be thankful for in the midst of all this insanity. I am grateful to have a safe place to be during all of this, and like Edith said, that I have the ability to work and to have all the food and supplies I need. I am also exceptionally grateful for my health and the health of my friends and family – every single day. I’ll give away an arc of Witch Hunt.
Julie: I’m grateful for the tech that is keeping us all connected, and the for the post office who is helping us get books to you! I’ll give away a copy of any one of my books, readers choice!
Jessie: I so grateful for time with my family. My husband has been traveling almost non-stop for work for the past three years but has been working from home since mid March. It has been just lovely to have him here. I am also so pleased to have two of my four sons here with me and to know that the other two are safe and healthy thus far and that I can still get my eyes on them regularly through the magic of technology! I’ll give away a copy of any one of my Beryl and Edwina books of the winner’s choosing.
Barb: I’m grateful that I’m 12 days into our 14 day quarantine and feeling fine after our exodus from Key West. (You can read all about it tomorrow.) I’ll give one copy of Haunted House Murder to the winner.
Readers: One of the things we are always thankful for is our readers. Leave a comment on the blog to let us know what you’re thankful for and you could win a gift from each of the Wickeds.