Wow, these last two weeks have gone by FAST! I've been under the weather, but here's what I've been doing to live my Five:
Commit to a life of gratitude
Like many people, I've been sick the last week. And since part of that has meant not having a voice (literally), I've spent more time online catching up in places like Facebook. It made me remember how many wonderful people are in my life and how unfortunate it is that many of them don't live nearby. Such is the life of transient America, I know.
So I've taken some time this week to connect with old friends... finding out how they're doing, trying to set up a chance to get together, and just generally letting them know I'm thinking about them. My friend, Dawn, has a lovely expression she uses when she's been thinking about you. "You were on my heart," she'll say, "so I thought I'd call to see how you were doing." A lot of people have been on my heart lately, and I'm glad I've taken the time to let them know. I want to do that more often.
I also spent a lot of time on the phone with my agent last week (prior to the voice problem), which reminded me how incredibly lucky I am to have her for a business partner. She really is the perfect compliment to me, personality-wise and business-wise. We're a good match, and I'm very grateful for that. I also got a wonderful bit of help from my editor--quite unexpectedly--which gave me even more to be thankful for. They're both getting a little special something from me today as my way of saying thanks. (Shhh... don't tell!) :-)
So that's what I've been up to. What about you? What have you been doing to make a difference in your world? How have you been Living Your Five?