For me, like for so many others, with each January comes resolutions. I normally try to keep my modifications small—walking or gardening three times a week, take a vitamin every day…that sort of thing.
My main resolution this year is difficult because there’s no real way to quantify it, but I think it’s worth trying anyway. I’m always happiest when I’m grateful. I want to notice more of the everyday moments of goodness and give thanks for them.
And it’s not as though it’s difficult to find something to be happy about. I live in an oak wood and spring is just starting. The grass is a thick, impossibly brilliant carpet. I have a little stream that trickles by my house. Really, it’s not as though it’s challenging finding things to be grateful for. It’s beautiful where I live.
But I want this gratitude to carry over into other areas as well, and that’s where this next bit comes in. I’ve focused a lot on social media this last year, and I’ve posted a lot of quote memes, and funny animal pictures—you know the sort of thing. But I had to make my own, too, for my books, short stories, and blog posts, and that got me thinking of making thank-you memes.
So, these are a two-for. They’re meant to be taken at face value for everyone who comes, reads, retweets, or comments—I’m truly grateful for all of you.
And these memes are useful, too. They’re totally new, so you can spread them about with abandon, knowing that I got my images from attribution-free sites (mostly Pixabay). It’s fun to think of them making the rounds on Twitter and Facebook.
Thank you so much, each and every one of you.