As promised, I’m going to do a series of posts on gratitude and then once that’s done, I’ll return to what most of you came here for, more on all things QT Games, like our Cosmothea Blended-Genre Roleplaying Game, Cosmoverse Campaign Setting, Arcane Synthesis anthology, and other fiction and gaming goodies.
I was challenged on facebook recently to list 3 things every day for 7 days that I’m grateful for. Why should you care? Well, maybe you won’t, but I did more than list them—I tackled these things and put ’em into a headlock! Er, I mean, I searched my heart, not just slapped out easy answers and I think you might find them interesting—at least some of them.
There might even be one or two that you might even find inspirational (or maybe not—you tell me!) At the least, they ought to be good reminders of just how good we’ve got it, even when things aren’t going so grand! I’ll post these once or twice a week, and then post an update on Arcane Synthesis and get back to square one with QT Games. Ready? Here goes!
- Valley experiences: Because when times are hard, we have the greatest opportunity for personal, relational, and spiritual growth, and such experiences enable us to encourage and empathize better with others who are going through similar difficulties.
- Mountaintop experiences: Because it is during these highs that we can catch our breath and be refreshed, knowing that we have overcome, been rescued from or are finally through that valley, and can dream again and have hope for an even better tomorrow.
- Lackluster days: Because if every day was a valley or a mountaintop, we’d get little rest, being caught up in either concern or rejoicing, when sometimes, as when returning from a long vacation, what we need most is to slip into familiar surroundings, knowing that while we aren’t on the mountain, at least we aren’t in the valley and therefore life isn’t so bad after all.
What are you grateful for? If you haven’t done the 7 Days of Gratefulness challenge yet, I encourage you to try it. You might be surprised that things are actually going better than you thought! Till next time, cheers!