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!
For my RAOK, I have chosen Betty Barnes. I first met Betty when she started following my personal blog. She and her husband are working RVers so while they live full-time in an RV, they don't travel as much as we do.
When Betty read my post about the A-Z Challenge, she decided to join in. After posting a few entries, she realized that 1) she enjoyed writing and 2) she might actually tackle writing her memoir, something friends had been telling her to do for some time.
My ROAK for Betty is the offer to be an Alpha reader or critique partner for her book. I hope you'll stop by and leave a comment on her new blog, "Journeys with the Muse".
In a side note, I'd like to point out a fun read - free - written by my friend, DC Stultz: "Old Fart's Journal". He has a wild sense of humor and has done some interesting things in his many years on earth. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! He also participated in the A-Z Challenge, please leave him some comments and encourage him to continue blogging!
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!