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!
While there are many that I am grateful to for their support, encouragement and guidance, most of all Kristen Lamb, Piper Bayard and Jami Gold, there is one person that stands out – Marcia A. Richards. Marcia has been a regular to my blog since almost the beginning, always leaves an encouraging comment, has been with me through good and bad times, a writing comrade in arms and whether she knows it or not, a mentor in many ways. Marcia, I want you to know how appreciative I am to you for sticking with me all this time and the inspiration you hand out like candy. My ROAK gift to you, is a $20 dollar Amazon gift certificate – just drop me an email and I’ll send the certificate to you. Marcia, thanks for being the great friend and woman that you are *smile*
I really appreciate Marcia, who blogs at Stories of Sexy. Smart. Strong. Women with Heart. If you have a minute, please stop in and tell her how awesome she is!
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!