Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving with Gratitude from Award-winning Children's Author, Donna McDine

Happy Thanksgiving with Gratitude...

Incredibly so how quickly 2022 is moving along!

I'm popping in today to wish you and your families a Blessed Thanksgiving!

May the day bring a true opportunity to pause and reflect of all the blessings you have. And to also take the time to release what is no longer serving you.

For me I take (as well as my husband) great joy in the fact that our adult children, Nicole (27) and Hayley (24) enjoy coming home and spending time with us. As an added bonus their boyfriends and their closest friends often join in gathering together. My list is endless with the gratitudes I have daily which always include the endearing and loving support of my husband, daughters, extended family and friends, our home, health, food on the table, my supportive day-job bosses, and true authentic connections.

I've been releasing from my mind the lingering thoughts of my polycythemia vera diagnosis and not allowing it to be the forefront of my mind. Changing my diet, extra hydration, instilling more down time without guilt, truly listening to my body, and not dwelling on the what if's have been a game changer. It's certainly a work in progress where my daily practice of self-Reiki, meditation, and journaling calm the sneaky racing thoughts.

I'd enjoy hearing what your Thanksgivings plans are, what you are grateful for, and what you would like to release. Email me today!

Until we next connect, stay well, safe, and most of all be kind to yourself!



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Best wishes,

Donna M. McDine

Multi Award-winning Children's Author

Ignite curiosity in your child through reading!

Angel's Forever Home ~ March 2019 ~ Mascot Books ~ 2019 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Six and Older

Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters ~ December 2015 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2016 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Five and Under and Story Monster Approved

A Sandy Grave ~ January 2014 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2014 Purple Dragonfly 1st Place Picture Books 6+, Story Monster Approved, Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014 and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Powder Monkey ~ May 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Historical Fiction 1st Place, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Hockey Agony ~ January 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Honorable Mention Picture Books 6+, New England Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist


  1. I'm glad there are changes you can make to control that issue. Sounds like they would make you feel better anyway.
    Been offline the past few days but did enjoy Thanksgiving!

    1. Hi Alex, wasn't it nice to be offline for a few days and glad you enjoyed Thanksgiving. Thank you for your lovely note of support! Best, Donna


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