December 30, 2016- As I sit here typing and reflecting on the past year (instead of cleaning my house like I should be:) I know that I have so much to be grateful for.
I’d like to thank every single person who purchased, talked about, flipped through, listened to me read etc. Panda the Very Bad Cat. You are one of the many reasons why my 2016 was so wonderful. It was an absolute pleasure to go to events, go into schools and into the community to share Panda’s story. I truly hope that this silly, entertaining, naughty cat brought you as much joy as it did to me as I wrote it. That’s really the point as a writer and a human being, isn’t it? To spread as much joy as possible. I sincerely hope that I’ve done that because you’ve given me so much to be joyful about.
The best part is, that this is only the beginning! There is so much more to come. More stories to be told and more emotions to evoke and more to be thankful for. So my wish for you dear friend as we embark on an amazing year to come is that this year will be exactly what you make of it! Make it happy, make it healthy, caring and wise. Make it exciting, fun and adventurous, make it anything you want it to be because only YOU have that power. 2016 for me was magical…I hope it was for you too, depends on how you look at it. Yes, we may have lost a lot of things and people in 2016 but look at what we have to gain…love, understanding, peace, trust, and hope.
So I hope that 2017 is exactly what you decide for it to be.