Monday, November 21, 2011


Gratitude is something I include in my life every single day. Even when bad stuff happens, I tend to find the positive morsel hidden in the mess. Without a doubt, this attitude enriches my journey, but it can be perceived as annoying by people who either don't agree, don't understand, or aren't able to feel this way though they might wish they could. So it's no wonder that I love Thanksgiving, when for a day, everyone joins me in this feeling and expression of gratitude. I'm especially thankful for that!

Teaching Authors has declared this time as The Ten Days of Thanks-Giving, and Esther Hershenhorn has invented  the poetry form THANKU, a thank you note written in the form of a haiku. So here are my thankus...

For my critique group:
Thanks writing sisters,
You keep me sane and happy,
No crap gets past you.

For my husband:
Funny, sexy, smart,
You encourage and support,
Hold my dream afloat.

For my kids:
Life is never dull,
Three teenagers in the house,
My heart bursts with love.

I could go on and on, writing thankus for my friends and family and dog and readers and editors and agent... but instead I'll stop here and get back to work on my real writing. Perhaps soon I will be grateful for a new book contract.

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!


JoAnn Early Macken said...

"No crap gets past you." Perfect! I love my writing buddies, too!

Brenda Ferber said...

Thanks JoAnn!

Carmela Martino said...

What a great trio of Thankus, Brenda. Thanks so much for participating in our Ten Days of Thanks-Giving. I'll be including a link to your post in our round-up. :-)

michelle kogan said...

"never dull," Three teenagers," "My heart bursts with love" How succinct your Haiku is!

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda,

Enjoying your blog!

"The Morsel in the Mess." What a great title for a book!