March 28, 2012
A Thankful Woman’s Book of Blessings
On Wednesdays, Judy, creator of an inspiring blog, A Thankful Woman’s Book of Blessings encourages participants to list their blessings, to give thanks for the five things in the past week and then link to Judy’s blog.
Be sure to also check out her other blog and her website when you visit.
This week I am thankful for:
- Jack Gilbert, from Act One, the organization that develops Christian screenwriters and producers, who died this week. I found out on Wednesday. Jack was a teacher and a mentor who helped me immensely with my writing.I’d been praying along with hundreds of the writers he helped and I did think he’d make it despite the odds. He died of complications of pneumonia. An unassuming and kind man, he left a glorious legacy of kindness, friendship, inspiration and encouragement that few can attain. He worked in Hollywood, a place where it sure isn’t cool to be a Christian. Yet Jack didn’t sell out to succeed. I don’t doubt that there were times in his life where he could have. He used his talents to the full honing his own work while urging and teaching new writers to strive for excellence. There’s a void in Act One, that God will fill, but it won’t be easy to do.
- The Great Gatsby, which I’m reading with my 2nd year class.
- The warmer weather.
- The sculpture park down the street a ways.
- Don Quixote which is the book for Jack Gilbert’s Great Books Club. It’s hard to read comedy right now, but I know Jack wants us all to continue on.