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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-11-14 07:44
Subject: [personal] What I am thankful for
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Tags:books, cancer, family, friends, health, personal, writing
I've been reading [info]scalzi's posts on thankfulness with interest. In many respects, our lives are very, very different, but we also have some strong similarities.

For my part, with brevity, I am thankful for [info]the_child. I am thankful for my readers and the industry that puts my books out to all of you. I am thankful to my family and friends and doctors and nurses and staff who continue to see me through my cancer journey. I am thankful for each day I'm still alive. I am thankful for all the places I've been and things I've seen and done. I am thankful that people want to hear what I have to say, and listen to me. I am thankful for you.

What are you thankful for?

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User: martyn44
Date: 2011-11-14 16:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
M'beloved, our children, the rest of my family, my friends and each day I have to invent new worlds, because there was a time I was convinced I wasn't going to be waking up in this one.
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User: mlerules
Date: 2011-11-14 16:02 (UTC)
Subject: Qx o' Day
Good friends and fambily and a fair amount of independence and decent health and living in the PacNW andandand
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User: cathshaffer
Date: 2011-11-14 16:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Awesome gratitude, Jay!
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User: fledgist
Date: 2011-11-14 17:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I am thankful for still being alive (and for the speed and skill of the EMTs who made that possible). I am thankful for my children, for the continued ability to think and write. For the ability to teach. For my wife. For my friends. For the sunlight on the golden leaves across the street. For much else that I can't think of right now.
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2011-11-14 18:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Today, I'm thankful for livejournal. Certainly because it's allowed me to meet and talk with many interesting people all over the place (including your charming self), but specifically because it let me get to know what a thoughtful, decent, nice person keristor was, which I might not have just through conventions, as he was shy. He was killed in a car crash last week and UK sf and filk fandom are still reeling. So yes, thank you, lj, for helping the quiet people speak up.
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russ: zen
User: goulo
Date: 2011-11-14 22:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm meta-thankful that you reminded me I'd recently read about the practice of thinking of a few things one is thankful for each day, and that I intended to try doing it...
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User: e_bourne
Date: 2011-11-15 01:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My husband. That he's still there, each and every day. Each and every night. I never forget how close I came to losing him. Getting into bed and finding him there every night is a thrill.

And that my son survived adolescence (not a glib parent joke) and is doing well, against the the one-time odds.

Everything else is so much further down the list, it hardly seems worth mentioning.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-11-15 14:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The pub date is Jan 18, 2011, so Among Others is certainly eligible for the 2012 Hugos at ChiCon.
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my journal
January 2014
2012 appearances