Irish-American Gratitude

Well, I spent last Friday driving to Waynesville, Tryon, and Brevard to put books in three book stores. I’ll be visiting two of them pretty soon for readings/signings. Check my events page.

Problem is–I can’t find much time to work on the second book, Lace Curtain. But to all of you who have read and loved Shanty Gold and are waiting for the second in the trilogy, bear with me. It will come, hopefully in 2016.

For now, I’m practicing my gratitude. I have so much to be grateful for and I hope you do as well. Even in the tragedies of Paris and San Bernardino, we must focus on the blessings we as Americans enjoy and not allow fear to paralyze our good works. If that happens, ISIS will have succeeded in their quest to destroy all that is intrinsically American and good. Do not be afraid if we allow Syrian refugees into our country! They will be vetted, and any rejection of them is contrary to all that has made this country great.

It astounds me that one Presidential candidate’s slogan is Make America Great Again but that his negative rhetoric does just the opposite of that sentiment.

We have nothing to fear but fear itself and those who insist we live in a state of fear 24/7.So You Wanna be a Writer

Be grateful, my friend.


jeanne charters Jeanne Charters writes about the business of living your life to the fullest. Over the years through her magazine columns, books and blog posts, she has sought to help other women face life's challenges through humor, strength and perseverance.

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