Thursday, November 18, 2010

Countdown to Turkey Day with The Knight Agency: Marjorie M. Liu

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Majorie M. Liu, New York Times bestselling author of the Dirk & Steele series and Hunter Kiss novels,  is stepping into the spotlight today to share what she's most grateful for this year. Leave a comment sharing what you're most grateful for, and you'll be entered to win a novel from the Dirk & Steele series -- winner's choice! Check out the Dirk & Steele backlist here.

I think about what I'm grateful for every day -- and it always starts in the morning.

Yesterday, for example. Just before dawn, I could observe from my bed an army of squirrels racing to the tops of trees, silhouetted against the dark sky -- and I thought, "Wow, what a fun thing to wake up to." And then the sun rose, and that was beautiful; and the air tasted clean outside when I took the poodle for a walk; and breakfast was good, and the house was flooded with morning light.

Small things, you know? There are big things I'm grateful for: my family, friends, good health, a roof over my head and food on the table. I'm grateful to have a job I love.

But it's the little moments that are just as special, and they're everywhere, all the time. It's good to be alive. Every day is worth being grateful for.
I wish you all a lovely Thanksgiving, and a wonderful holiday season!

To learn more about Marjorie, visit

*Photo: Marjorie traveling in a cable car at the Great Wall of China.

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Blogger Kerri Cuev said...

Hi Marjorie!
Every day is a blessing, and you're right about the small things! Have a great turkey day!

Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 10:11:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Janice said...

Sounds like you have some lovely mornings, and a full life!
So, what am I grateful for.
Friends--online and offline, family, good health, a job I love.
Living in the beautiful PNW-- although there are many great places to live in the U.S.--with the richness & variety of nature that is here: mountains, lakes, beaches.
Cultural things: books, movies, music, art. Great authors [:-))]
Wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving too, and very Happy Holiday season!
And as always, looking forward to more of your fabulous books.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 10:23:00 AM EST  
Blogger CrystalGB said...

I am most grateful for my loving husband and family, my sweet kitties, my health and my friends.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 11:21:00 AM EST  
Blogger LSUReader said...

I am most thankful for my family--which includes two beautiful, healthy grandchildren--my friends and my church community. Happy Thanksgiving, all.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 11:25:00 AM EST  
Blogger Pam P said...

Hi Marjorie. Of course I'm grateful in this economy to have a roof over my head, and for good health for those close, but I agree with you, it's those small things and joys that help us keep on going along. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 11:50:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think in these days of bad news, we forget about the little things that we should be thankful for and not take for granted.

I know I am very thankful for my family. A wonderful husband, eleven wonderful, healthy kids, our own good health, a job, and even though we are not so well off, I see little miracles every day.

in Germany

Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 12:02:00 PM EST  
Blogger Cybercliper said...

I'm so fortunate - I have enough to eat and a place to live. I have my wonderful DH of 20 years by my side and we both are healthy. Life's pretty good...

Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 12:10:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Chelsea B. said...

That was lovely and very, very true :-)

Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 7:57:00 PM EST  
Blogger Unknown said...

I'm grateful for the safe return of my boyfriend from Pakistan. He arrived in the states today. I won't be able to see him for a few days b/c of his debriefing. (He's a US Marshall) I'm also grateful for all of my family members being healthy.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 11:33:00 PM EST  
Blogger Maureen said...

I have to agree. This morning I noticed that there is this little rose starting to bloom even though it's been so cold. Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 19, 2010 at 10:32:00 AM EST  
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