Today I’m happy to say that I’m grateful to have sent my completed book to the publisher. I took the printed book down to Stephen’s Patisserie to read it and enjoy a great coffee and a different environment. Of course I found a few typo’s that have slipped past many proofreaders eyes, so I came back to the office, fixed them, and gave Lyndon the honour of sending the file. Then we went to celebrate with a little shopping – deciding on seafood to create a fabulous, and quick stir-fry for dinner. (And chocolate of course) Ethan was so excited and suggested we skip through the shopping centre. I love that kids don’t care who sees them skipping, so I held his hand and joined him. I’m also grateful that Ethan and Lyndon have both been supporting me in writing and completing the book.
I’m grateful for the people who have shared their stories with me for the book – they are so inspiring and their words move me even as I proofread and skim over when looking at the chapters from a layout perspective. I can’t wait to share it with people, and I’m looking forward to reading it over the Christmas break when I can just read to enjoy. There are a few other books on my Christmas holidays list too!
There are so many things I can list that I’m grateful for, but even just in relation to this book project there are many. The comments I’ve had on my facebook wall from friends have been so encouraging and it’s evidence of the little things we do making such a difference. Someone may have visited my page for a moment, but leaving their thoughts on it has lifted me a little more. This is especially lovely when you’re very tired!
Thanks to all who do the little things that make a big difference. So easy, and yet so significant.
PS. Lyndon took this pic at 1.25am, when it was all printed out.