Thursday, February 23, 2012

A MOMENT OF GRATITUDE FOR DREAMS COMING TRUE

I find myself on the cusp of the release of my fourth book…my fourth book. Without sounding juvenile or naïve or simply unsophisticated, I have to say what is in my heart…O M G!

Perhaps only other writers can understand my ridiculous glee, but to have had my first book published at the moment when the publishing world imploded and began its metamorphosis into something completely different than what it had been for centuries, was a mind blowing event. To continue to be published, to win awards, to gain readers in this chaotic environment, is nothing more than astounding. My road to becoming an author was long, winding, and extraordinarily bumpy and it still presents me with challenges and obstacles each and every day. And yet, if I were to write a six word memoir, it would read, “I must raise my children, and write.” There is no other option for me.

As the challenges of my life have pushed the boundaries of my strength, I have studied many facets of spiritualism, and there is one practice—one emotion—that I have found to be very powerful…gratitude. And that is the only purpose of this post.

I am grateful for the upcoming release of my next book and for all the people who have helped me and supported me to get this place. I am grateful for the success and accolades it has already received. I am very grateful for the source that has blessed me with my creative aptitude. And I am most grateful that the dreams of a young girl have come true.

In a gesture of appreciation, I offer my first bestseller (according to Mrs. Alfonso’s sixth grade class).


8 comments:

Heather Webb said...

Beautiful post, Donna. Gratitude is something we should all practice more. I hope to be thanking everyone for my fourth novel (plus amazing awards--go you!!!) one day.

Colleen Turner said...

What a sweet post! I have just discovered your writing and am reading and loving The King's Agent for review on your book tour. You are a wonderful writer, so kudos to you. You deserve any success you get because your books are good....and that is why readers like me read your work!

Donna Russo Morin said...

Heather, I am continually amazed how gratitude, bringing 'into' myself, can change any moment instantly. Yes, good for all.

Donna Russo Morin said...

You're a dear, Colleen, thank you so much!

Tom OMara said...

Thats why it is so enjoyable and successfull for you. When you go through life's knocks and come out the other side shining. I believe you gain a deeper sense of what greatfullness is, the most beautifull feeling is knowing why your greatfull, and that my friend I believe you truly understand. Sometimes , just sometimes; the light seems to shine bright in the right place, I'm sure it's found you, and I am happy it is shining so bright for you. Wishing you continued brightness:)

Amber Skyze said...

Gratitude is something everyone needs to practice. You my friend deserve every bit of happiness life has to offer. Congrats on the the fourth book and all the success.

Donna Russo Morin said...

What beautiful sentiments, Tom, ('and sometimes the light seems to shine in the right place'). I thank you for them, most heartily.

Donna Russo Morin said...

Thank you, Amber, my friend.