Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Challenge 2011
Okie, so I admit I am a procrastinator. Usually, I make it work to my advantage, but I dare say I totally underestimated how long it takes to color. Seriously. I have been working on this for two days!
When I visited with my family on Thursday, a five year old gave me my inspiration and reminded me what I am thankful for. From the mouths of babes… :)
My cousin’s daughter and I spent the better part of Thanksgiving hanging out together. She and I colored and played with her dollhouse and I even got a five year old makeover. My nails look fabulous, and hey, if anyone says anything about them being a lil messy – they were done by a five year old! I usually cannot use that excuse for messy nail polish. ;) She also did my hair with pretty barrettes, but I could not get a pic on my phone that was not fuzzy.
Among the coloring, she expressed a wish that we should write a story.
So, here is that story:
The Evil Fairy Who Tried to Disappear Thanksgiving… And it Worked
Written by: Alyssa
Illustrated by: Jamie
It is simple, it is short and it is without much of a plot, but it made her so happy to see this little story that we put together. So much so that she and I had to share it with the rest of the family during an impromptu Story Time.
I guess it does have a moral, though. About the importance of family and friends. Funny that I have spent so much time running around and stressing out at work, that I have not really stopped to think about how important my family is, and how thankful I am for them.
And funnier yet that it took the innocence and simplicity of a five year old to point it out to me.
I am so thankful for my family, and my darling little cousin.
I am thankful to be working and have a roof over my head.
I am thankful for the Muse that sees fit to keep coming to me as I need her – especially when she comes to me in the form of a creative little five year old.
I am thankful for a community that is how that Muse sometimes manifest: Blog Azeroth for their wonderful community of bloggers, the WoW Blog Twitter community and a number of bloggers who have personally influenced me in the short time I have been a part of this family of writers…
- Amerence Love WoW – Amerence does a great job at inspiring as all to keep writing!
- Shattered Beginnings – Jamin is always close by with some kind words.
- Cannot Be Tamed – Jasyla is helpful even when I do not know I need it.
- Resto is Epic – Kat is always so positive and enjoyable to follow on her blog.
- Restokin – Lissanna deserves my thanks simply for us both being in the right place at the right time.
- And so many more of you… to the point where my Blogroll is cumbersome and I still do not have everyone on it!
Thank you to all who influence me, fascinate me with your viewpoints and encourage the growth of their fellow writers.