Friday, January 08, 2010

Count Your Blessings--Michelle Monkou

Happy New Year, 2010!

The new year, beginning of the next decade, came in with a blast of cold temperatures and lots of snow for many parts of the U.S. But why shouldn't it come in with fan fare. Life shouldn't be blah and boring, right?

Despite disappointments, sacrfices, even loss, there are so many things about life that call upon our gratitude and appreciation. Family, friends, career and my faith keep me going.

I love my family. They make me laugh. We enjoy each other's company. We are very close and like to do things together like traveling, going to the movies, playing Beatles Rock Band, and even exercising.

I love my friends. They accept me with all my imperfections. We really really laugh a lot together. Our getaway trips are fun and memorable. Each person has a special place in my heart.

I love my career. Yeah, sometimes, I may whine. But talent shouldn't be abused or taken for granted. I learn to appreciate the good, with the not so good. I treasure the opportunities that have been afforded me and the many readers that I meet along the way.

Life is good. I plan to enjoy every minute. I will continue to laugh. I will continue to love.

What are some blessings you'd like to share. A random winner will receive my new February release - Trail of Kisses. All commenters will receive a bookmark, pen, and a one page calendar of Kimani Romances 2010 Hotties. Please have an email contact in your profile information.

Take care,

Michelle Monkou
Monkou wraps up the Ladies of Distinction series with an emotional powerhouse of a story. Each character's heartaches and triumphs are well depicted...This story is a definite keeper. - 4.5 from RT Reviews


Rebekah E. said...

Love your pictures they are very beautiful. I am thankful for my family. I have a wonderful husband and three healthy children. I cherish every moment we get to spend together.

Michele L. said...

My husband and I have been very sick with a chest cold for a week now. He broke a rib from coughing so hard. I am just blessed we have a warm home to recuperate in. So many people are homeless in the world. I feel very blessed at all God has provided us with.

Atia Austen said...

I like your pictures, too. I'm feeling like the woman on the third picture right now. Just finished the first week in a new job and despite all my worries and fears, I am so happy and thankful that I got this chance. This might become something special.

RachieG said...

:) I'm thankful for my family and my career as well. Laughing with friends over margaritas is the best night of my week, I gotta tell ya. Hope you have a great great new year Michelle!

rachie2004 @ yahoo (d0t) com

Alison said...

I'm thankful for my little family (my husband and my baby daughter) and for all the opportunities 2010 will offer.
alisonjlindsay at gmail dot com

Pat Cochran said...

My blessings: Honey, our 4 children
and spouses,& our 10 grandchildren
top my list. Add on my dear and longtime friends from high school,
from church and choir, and Fran &
Pam who have seen me through thick
and thin. Also add in my siblings
who are always there when I need
them in good times and bad. I will
also include my church, my faith
which always sustains and supports
me when I am in need!

Pat Cochran

Pat Cochran said...

OOPS! Forgot my email!

Pat Cochran

Michele L. said...

Oopsy! I forgot my e-mail too!
deseng at crown dot net

Mary said...

I loved the pictures, nice pictures are always great to look at. I'm blessed that I found my husband when I did. We were both going through a terrible time in our lives and being together helped both of us make life better for each other.

Estella said...

I have my family close by, a home, food, and my health.

kissinoak at verizon dot net

Rebekah E. said...

I also forgot my email.

flchen1 said...

Thanks for the reminder to enjoy all the wonderful people and things in our lives, Michelle! Like most commenters, I'm so appreciative of my family, especially my husband, who's a men among men! As I type, he's out grocery shopping :) I'm also thankful for my home and thanks to all of you terrific authors, my enormous TBR. Books are a fabulous thing!

Best wishes for an incredible 2010!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Virginia said...

I am thankful for my family, evey though it is small, just hubby and one son! The biggest thing is we have a roof over out head and food on the table! There is a lot of people that don't have this right now!


kimmyl said...

My father had a double bypass a week before Christmas and I'm thankful he's still here and that my whole family was together.

Linda Henderson said...

I'm thankful for the continuing good health of my preemie granddaughter. And I'm also thankful that my stepdad is back home for a while from the nursing home. Hopefully he will stay home for a while. Also, am thankful that my youngest is having her third baby in mid June.

seriousreader at live dot com

Laney4 said...

I am thankful that my MIL continues to know her six children and their wives (now the grandchildren would be a different story). She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's earlier this year, so we know time is slipping away from us/her. Still ... we treasure every moment. seytype [at] hotmail [dot] com

Michelle Monkou said...

Estella - you are the winner of my Trail of Kisses book.

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments and sharing what's special in your life. I will contact you for your info to send the bookmark and pen.