Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Gratitude, A Report and A Giggle

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Gratitude: a sincere thanks to all who helped encourage me yesterday. I felt so buoyed up by your words and positive direction.

A Report: I'm a chicken by nature, but was given courage by your good advice to address this matter, so I mustered some strength and had that gentle discussion with my friend last night. It was uncomfortable and a little painful, but I couched my words in love and, in the end, it turned out better than expected. Thank you all for the good advice. We can stand up for our work/selves and still be kind. It was a good lesson for me.

A giggle: Man, I need to lighten things up around here! So, this is a cartoon my daughter drew and the caption is an old writers joke. It's good for a giggle :D







Caption:
We're still pretty far apart. I'm at six figures and they're refusing to read the manuscript.



Happy Thursday, all!

26 comments:

Susan Fields said...

Hi Tess - I'm glad it all worked out with your friend. Better to be honest than to let things fester (even though it's hard to do!) And thanks for the giggle - much appreciated!

Piedmont Writer said...

Good for you! Never let things fester, although I don't generally couch my words with love, I let them all hang out! Cute giggle!

Susan R. Mills said...

I'm glad you spoke with your friend. Thanks for the little laugh this morning. It brightened my day.

Jayne said...

I'm glad it all worked out for you, and hopefully for your friend as well. Perhaps they didn't realise they were doing it, but whatever the reason, a good chat about it can always help clear the air and set things straight. Gosh, am cliché-ing like crazy! The writer joke made me chuckle. :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

It's really hard for me, too, when it comes to anything confrontational, but sometimes it clears the air and everyone breathes better. I'm so glad it worked out.
That cartoon drawing is so cute--your daughter caught the body language perfectly!

Linda Kage said...

The great thing about blogosphere: You ask for an itty-bitty-tiny bit of advice, and answers come swarming back 100-fold, huh? Isn't it amazing?

I'm glad things worked out for you. Thanks for sharing the giggle.

Jen said...

Oh my gosh I love the picture and the comment about the six figures that's hilarious! I'm still chuckling!

I'm also glad I'm not the only crazy one with the socks on and socks off thing!!!

Danyelle said...

*hugs* I'm glad things went well. :)

Heidi Willis said...

I'm so glad things worked out! Those situations can be the hardest!!

LOVE that cartoon!! I may have to steal it for my fridge. :)

Stephanie Faris said...

I've never heard that joke...hilarious. And I love the illustration. She has talent!

Tina Laurel Lee said...

Great! I'm glad to hear it, Tess. Good job doing the hard work!

Carolyn V. said...

Tess, I'm so glad the thing with your friend went so well. I don't know if I could have done it. You are very brave.

Your daughter's picture. Excellent! She's got talent. =)

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Good for you! Way to stick up for yourself.
Your daughter has talent!

Talli Roland said...

Great cartoon! Thanks for the giggle.

Amy Holder said...

So glad things worked out for you. :)

Love the cartoon!

Mary Aalgaard said...

Good for you in the difficult discussion! The cartoon made me chuckle.

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Wow, I'm impressed by your artist daughter. She really captured the details -- even the martinis! :) Their facial expressions are perfect, too.

BTW, I gave you a Prolific Blogger Award, if you'd like to accept it!

Have a great day, Tess, and thanks for the great blog. :)

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

I like when things work out. :) And I love funny cartoons, so win win.

Tess said...

thanks for stopping by -- it's good to giggle w/ friends.

Happy, Happy Easter/Spring all!

DL Hammons said...

I glad that its behind you now! Happy Easter!!

Tamika: said...

I'm glad to hear that things went well!

Michelle said...

love the cartoon!
good that it went well

Lisa and Laura said...

Oh, I'm glad you put things out there. I avoid conflict at all costs, but I think what you did is really important. Whoever said honesty is the best policy knows what they're talking about. I hope you feel better!

Terresa said...

Glad the talk went well (phew!).

PS: Happy Easter!
PPS: Are you attending LDStorymakers later this month? Forgive me if I've already asked (my memory is awful these days).

Amy Saia said...

Hey, I your daughter is very talented! And I'm glad to hear things worked out with your friend. Sounds like you grabbed the reins and pulled Karma back into your favor. Happy Monday!

Kristin said...

Whew. Honesty is the best policy. But I was really sweating that for you. (I hate confrontation. Unless it involves my kids, then dukes up.) Hope you had a great Easter. ;)