My second children’s picture book, “The Two True Karate Kids,” comes out in a few days. My first children’s picture book came out seven months prior, and the dedication for this new book is the same as the first book’s dedication. I am still so thankful to all of those people who have helped me and continue to support me on my book creation adventure. For this, my gratitude blog, I decided to turn my attention to other things I’m thankful for in regards to my children’s picture book creation adventure.
My Gratitude List of Things for which I Give Thanks
Two different art supply stores that are only a short drive away. If one doesn’t have what I need, the other is likely to provide it.
Writing critique groups that lend moral support and share their input.
My traditional Okinawan karate training and teaching opportunities.
Earl Nightingale’s Strangest Secret which has allowed support for my goal and provided avenues that help me keep working on it. Here is the transcription of the words written out. And here is the audio version on Youtube.
The power of habit. And the knowledge to use good habits for working on my goals.
Internet images for at-your-fingertips reference pictures.
Computers and their hardware and software such as programs, scanners, copiers, etc. making writing, editing, and illustration creation so much easier than it was in the past. (Not to mention the modern ease of selling and ordering books.)
Youtube videos and the authors and illustrators in them who generously share their tips and experiences.
Recognizing my passion and fueling the spark that glows within me to create children’s books.
The goal-setting that has allowed me to learn to make a road map and follow it toward my dreams.
Thank you for allowing me to share my attitude of gratitude with you. I invite you to share in it by listing the things you are thankful for in your life adventures.