A smile. An encouraging word. A thoughtful gesture. Each day people interact with us, help, and make our day a bit brighter and full. This is especially true in the Writing Community.
Take a second to think about writers you know, like the critique partner who works with you to improve your manuscript. The writing friend who listens, supports and keeps you strong when times are tough. The author who generously offers council, advice and inspiration when asked.
So many people take the time to make us feel special, don’t they? They comment on our blogs, re-tweet our posts, chat with us on forums and wish us Happy Birthday on Facebook.
To commemorate the release of their book The Emotion Thesaurus, Becca and Angela at The Bookshelf Muse are hosting a TITANIC Random Act Of Kindness BLITZ. And because I think KINDNESS is contagious, I’m participating too!
I have several friends who have helped and advised me. Some have been with me from the beginning and others have just recently become great friends. Today I want to recognize three specific people with a special thank you and a shout out so everyone knows how great they are.
Not very long ago, Linda Cassidy Lewis elegantly swooped in like a superhero and helped me with a very difficult decision. She was there to offer encouragement and words of wisdom when I needed it and her advice was just what I needed. I don’t think she realizes how incredibly helpful she was at the time, but hopefully she does now.
Natasha Alexander and K. McGee have been by my side from the very beginning of this journey and because of them, I kept going. For years they’ve been here to help with not only professional and writing issues but some big personal ones too. For that, I’m eternally grateful.
Thank you, Linda, Natasha and Kim. These ladies (and writers) embody the true spirit of the Random Act of Kindness better than anyone I know. It’s also the reason I chose to recognize them today.
Do you know someone special that you’d like to randomly acknowledge? Don’t be shy–come join us and celebrate! Send them an email, give them a shout out, or show your appreciation in another way. Kindness makes the world go round. 🙂
Becca and Angela have a special RAOK gift waiting for you as well, so hop on over to The Bookshelf Muse to pick it up.
Have you ever participated in or been the recipient of a Random Act Of Kindness? Let me know in the comments!