Thank Your Lucky Stars

FI was not born under a lucky star. I mean, I’m no astrologer, but based on life experiences, I think it’s pretty safe to say there were only regular stars floating around the night I was born. Those lucky ones waited for a different night to appear.

Don’t get me wrong – I’ve had plenty of fantastic things happen in my life. And like many people, I stop to reflect on the things I’m thankful for at this time of year. I have my short list that stays pretty much the same: I’m thankful for my family, my health, my home, the things that have gone well for me this year. I’m also thankful for good books, good ice cream and spinning class (to counteract all the ice cream).

And it might sound odd, but I’m thankful for the tough things I’ve gone through, things I’ve survived and learned from. In some ways, going through an awful experience makes us that much more appreciative of the good things that come our way. Who knows, maybe getting through life without any stars in your corner makes you a stronger person.

I haven’t stopped looking for my lucky star. First star, shooting star, evening star, morning star: they’re all full of good luck as far as I can tell. But lucky stars or not, I’m thankful for all that I have and the people I get to share it with. What are you thankful for this holiday season?

SherriePetersen-SmallSherrie Petersen writes about shooting stars, wishes gone wrong and traveling through time in her debut novel, WISH YOU WEREN’T. Learn more at

About Sherrie Petersen

SHERRIE PETERSEN still believes in magic and she loves reading and making up stories that allow her to go on wild adventures. In addition to writing middle grade novels, she moonlights as a graphic designer, substitute teacher, freelance writer, school newspaper advisor, yearbook advisor and mother of two children.

7 thoughts on “Thank Your Lucky Stars

  1. Beautiful post, Sherrie. I have a similar list. And I’ve come to realize those tough times are a gift, too, though they don’t seem to be so at the time. They create character, and they force me to look up, to the *the* Morning Star, who’s helped me through every one of them. Have a marvelous holiday, my friend.

  2. Perfect post for this time of year. It’s time to pause and remember that good day or bad day, good year or bad year, we are lucky to be alive and have the opportunity to grow, to learn, to help, to heal, to create, to teach, to change, or to make a difference in someone else’s life. Time to be thankful for the good things in our lives-family, friends and our writing community. Thanks for the reminder, Sherrie!

  3. I think if we all have any sense, we are grateful for our loved ones, a roof over our heads and food on the table, right? 😀 So I’m with you on the basics, for sure. As rough as life can be, I think many of us (certainly any of us with access to things like computers) have all kinds of things to be grateful for—-everyday 🙂 I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

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