You can learn more about this 20 min. a Day Exercise, and why I think the experience can provide interesting opportunities for Writing Prompts, in the Introductory Post, and then follow the link, at the end of each post, to the next chapter.
Question #26: What are you feeling thankful for in your life right now? Use the Thanksgiving Address or just get creative, and be authentic!
Quote to Ponder:
Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.
The Thanksgiving Address is part of the culture of the 6 Nations Indian Tribes, and the website where I found it is quite interesting.
As I sat at my Sit Spot pondering the question of what I am thankful for I knew I couldn't create anything like what I read on the above website.
I am thankful for my Father, a man who risked all, and suffered much, to live in freedom, and raise a family, in America.
I am thankful for my Mother, a woman with the courage, and faith, to raise her 3 children alone when her husband suffered a life-altering mental illness.
He died, in 1988, and she in 1990, may they both rest in peace.
I am thankful for my "Grandmother" Leona, a woman who stood by my Mom during those many years of struggle, and was a friend, and confidant, to her, and I as well.
I am thankful for the help my sisters, and my Uncle Paul, have given me over the years.
I am thankful for the creators of the Internet, and personal computers, which opened up a whole universe of possibilities to me, and countless others, leading to my sharing my writing skills with the world.
I am thankful for a Socialist who helped me discover my talent for poetry 8 years ago.
I am thankful for all those Internet friends who welcomed me into their midst, in 1998, encouraging me to take my first plane trips, and my first, and only, trips, to Phoenix, and Chicago, all by Sept. 2001.
I am thankful for the 3 wonderful individuals (There were 2 others, but they died a few years ago) who, for 10 years have been my best friends, confidants, encouragers, and even helpful, and insightful, critics, helping me to grow as a person, writer, blogger, and computer user.
I am thankful for all those, ordinary, and famous, who have read, and commented on (In praise, and not. Expressing interesting, and not so interesting, opinions. Sending me useful tips, as well as junk.) my blogs, since 2002, encouraging me to take my writing skills to places I never dreamed.
I am thankful for all my fellow bloggers who have done the same, and linked to my blogs as well.
I am thankful for all those folks, some of whom who don't blog, but whom I've met through MY blogging, who have encouraged, and supported, my efforts over the years, including quoting me in a book, plugged me at conferences, interviewing me for local newspapers, invited me to a special film screening, invited me to become a concert reviewer, and invited me to speak in front of audiences.
And lastly...I am thankful for my best buddy, and loyal companion, through good times, and bad, since 1998...Nikita Cat, The Most Opinionated Pussycat in America. ;-D