Sunday, May 13, 2012

Random Act Of Kindness BLITZ!

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.


Kindness ROCKS!


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 am picking Jessie Oliveros, who has been my critique partner since the very beginning of this crazy journey. She was one of my first people to comment on my blog, and she readily accepted when I asked if she would read my book. For my RAOK gift, I'm going to send Jessie some uniquely Canadian clothes for her new baby.  (Okay, maybe not Canadian - but something cute). I'm also going to read her pirate book this summer, which I was going to do already so that doesn't really count. If you have a minute, go stop by Jessie's blog 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. And they are going to have some major awesome things happening all week, so keep checking back.


Have you ever participated in or been the recipient of a Random Act Of Kindness?  Let me know in the comments!



14 comments:

LTM said...

Yay for Jessie! Those first bloggy buddies are always special. And yours became a critter, too! Very cool. Great choice! :o) <3

....Petty Witter said...

What a wonderful heart warming post, it's these small acts of random kindness that help restore my faith in human nature.

Maryellen Brady said...

You and Jessie are lucky to have each other! good crit partners are hard to find. Looking forward to the rest of the RAOK posts :)

Glynis said...

Lovely gift for a friend. We are lucky with our supportive friends!

Angela Ackerman said...

GREAT RAOK! Send her something with a moose on it...and a soccer ball!

Thanks so much for doing this with us Patti! I am so glad you're in my crit group!

Angela

Jessie Oliveros said...

If they come from Canada, that makes them uniquely Canadian so I accept. Thanks, this made my day:)

Irene Olumese said...

What a lovely RAOK gift for Jessie. Congrats Jessie

Stina Lindenblatt said...

That is an awesome gift. :D *runs off to check out Jessie's blog*

LaTessa Montgomery said...

Congrats on landing a solid CP, they are indeed hard to come by.

Carrie Butler said...

I'm loving RAOK day! Nice to meet you. :)

Bonnee Crawford said...

Nawwh :) Awesome ROAK Patti :)

Miriam Forster said...

Awww, baby clothes are awesome! Yay RAOK!

Heidi Willis said...

That is so cool!! I love that you and Jessie are so close. I forget which one of you I found first, but I'm sure I found you both because of each other.

You are both some of my favorite people online. :)

L.T. Elliot said...

This is beautiful. I love RAOK. What a beautiful thing you've done for someone who matters so much to you.