Wednesday, May 7, 2014
This post was going to be terrible, until a friend of mine came up to me and said, "hey, I'm looking forward to your Celebrate the Small Things posts that I hope you'll be doing that again after A to Z."
Wow. Really? That made my day . . . especially considering that I didn't know that this "real world" friend of mine reads my blog, and she looks forward to some of my posts. Whoa. And she shares them with her young daughters who write . . . whoa. I know I sound like Bill and Ted in that old excellent adventure, but it's exciting and wonderful, and a little big, if that makes sense at all.
Before she came up to me, and before I had received some sweet feedback from some of my bloggy buddies (YOU), I was feeling down in the dumps about my blog and ready to go hide my head under a rock . . . or maybe up in a tree. I thought I needed to take up some old tree climbing habits to gain perspective since I used to have a favorite tree for that as a kid and teen. Instead, I received a super boost from my friends, stuck my head out of the gray clouds and witness blue sky horizons and sunniness.
Thank you, friends, for your encouragement and support. It means a lot to me.
So, now, I'm ready to celebrate the small things (and the big things too). I'm prepping a cover reveal for Champion in Flight for this Friday!!!! I'm also ready to host a wonderful lady writer named Jack this month, and try a video for her contest before May 14th (only 7 more days), and participate in both Unicorn Bell's Fairy Tale Genre Wars on the 12th and for the week of the 19th, Carrie Butler's How I Found the Write Path. And, on June 2nd, I'll be releasing Champion in Flight and hosting a Flight Fest! Info about Flight Fest will be forthcoming on Friday.
Encouragement really matters. Who have you encouraged today?
I'm headed out into the blogsphere and the real world today with that question in mind - who can I encourage? how can I encourage?