Recently, a friend of mine told me about a friend of hers that is heavily involved in social media given his career choice. Her friend has made it his practice to only post things that are positive online. When she told me about his philosophy, I thought, why??? There are so many obnoxious, annoying things out there, how can he not retweet them, or poke fun at them on Facebook? How can you set aside the snark?!
But now, I sort of get it.
And I may not be perfect, and I may slip up, but I'm really going to try to adopt that practice as well.
Because life is good. Really, really good.
I am able to make a living doing what I love.
I'm surrounded by some of the best friends I could ever imagine having, who share the same ups and downs that publishing has to offer, and really, really get it. I know not everyone has a group of friends like I am blessed with, and I forget that sometimes. How lucky I am.
My kids are healthy, and Britta is well on her way to catching up with milestones she may have missed.
My husband is amazing, and supportive.
And I have awesome readers that make my days with their emails.
There's enough jealousy, hatefulness and overall just ugliness out there that tries to project itself on you and tries to get you down. I don't need to help it along.
Here's some positive....
This was Liz and I opening day on Friday! We are so excited to be able to share Deo & Whit with you all and thank you so much for your support! :) (And the other two books I have in the top 1,000 this weekend thank you, too!)
|This is my sweet baby girl, who in the last 8 months went from, "We don't know if she'll survive," to healthy and happy and so, so beautiful.|
|This gorgeous family that I get to call mine... It doesn't get much better! :)|