Monday, May 14, 2012

Why Wendy P. Miller Rocks: 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 can't wait to get my copy of The Emotion Thesaurus! I use The Bookshelf Muse all the time!!)


I am randomly choosing Wendy P. Miller, my dear friend, critique partner, and sanity keeper. Wendy, for my RAOK gift, I'm sending you a special package of pink and green gumballs and a Bon Apetit Celebration Recipe Card Set!

2012 has been exciting but challenging for me, and it isn't letting up. Wendy has held my hand through all of the ups and downs and continues to do so. I can't stress enough what a wonderful person she is. She's hilarious, generous, an amazingly talented writer, and she's real. If I can pay anyone a high compliment--it's for being real. I hope you'll stop by Wendy's blog, Thoughts That Move, 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!

Tons of people are participating in Angela and Becca's fabulous Random Act of Kindness day. If you'd like to help spread the word, share this on Facebook or use the #RAOKBlitz hashtag on Twitter to join the fun! Thanks!!

37 comments:

  1. That is a very cool gift. I'm having fun checking out who everyone selected.

    Love the thesaurus. It's my new BFF.

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    1. I found out about the thesaurus from you, Stina, so I am very grateful to you!!

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  2. Oh cool! Definitely been the recipient of a RAOK and yes, have participated in. But I do want to get better at actually planning RAOKs...stopping over to check out the blitz. :)

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    1. I've been the recipient more times than I can count--I smile just thinking about it!

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  3. Wendy is awesome! And so are you, Jill! I've been uplifted by writer pals many times. Just last week Wendy called me and offered words of encouragement. Made my day!

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    1. Keli, I couldn't agree more! Wendy is a very special person. :)

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    2. Loved our talk last week, Keli & ours today, Jill! Can you tell I'm a phone talker?

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  4. I love this! And how sweet, I adore random acts of kindness. I'm giving my older sister a shout out today, because she surprised me over the weekend with a super cool early birthday present and made it extra special :)

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    1. Aww, happy birthday, Cindy!! And I'm giving my sister a shout-out too. Let's hear it for sisters!

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  5. This is such a great idea and unique way to debut Angela and Becca's new book. Glad to see you on the RAOK blitz bandwagon too! You choice is wonderful, Wendy is indeed a special lady.

    Happy Monday,
    Karen :)

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    1. Wasn't RAOK a great idea? Love it!!

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    2. You are a special lady too, Karen. I love learning more about RAOK!

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  6. Aw, I love it when writers encourage each other. They say it's a dog-eat-dog world out there, but I haven't found that to be true in this writing community. Love it!

    And I love Wendy too. What a genuine and kind soul.

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    1. I'm with you, Lindsay--writers are generous and kind and helpful. :) I've been blessed by so many!

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    2. Thanks Lindsay. I feel like a schmuck 99% of the time.

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  7. What a great idea by Becca and Angela! I'm looking forward to the Thesaurus, too. I'll have to give a shout-out to my amazing critique partner, Catie Rhodes. She works tirelessly with me on plot issues and anything else I need. Wouldn't be here without here:)

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    1. I didn't know you and Catie were cp's! How cool is that? Sounds like a perfect match to me!

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  8. So cool! I love you AND Wendy! So the two of you together is extra awesome. :)

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    1. Ha! Ha! You're too sweet! :)

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    2. Been so fun to celebrate & PAR-TAY for you lately, Katie.

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    1. Wendy IS an encourager, and I'm soooo blessed to be encouraged by her often. :)

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    2. Thanks Elizabeth, I'm always honored when you RT me!

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  10. A good idea, this RAOK. Wendy is a great blogger. You made a wise choice.

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    1. Aw, thanks! I thought so too. :)

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    2. QS, Means a lot! So glad you keep visiting!

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  11. JILL!

    Okay, so I wasn't poking around blogs at all today until you told me I had to come here. NOW I see why! Man, does God ever know when we need encouragement. This means SO much to me. As do you. I pick you!

    I think it's a bit hysterical I called you w/out seeing this. Love you! Made my day!
    ~ Wendy

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    1. Um, you didn't know this, but I was calling you the exact moment you called me! Talk about weird timing! Ha!! You mean the world to me. :)

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  12. GUMBALLS! I love it. My friend Linda Duddidge would love this RAOK gift--she's the only gal I know that gets gumballs as a 'mix in' at an ice cream shop! LOL.

    Thanks so much for sharing Wendy with us, and telling us why she is so special to you. :)

    I appreciate you joining in on our event! It's been so great!

    Angela

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    1. Angela, I LOVE this idea! Brilliant!

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    2. Angela, this was such a brilliant idea!! Thank you so much for letting us share your great news. :)

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  13. Wendy and Jill, I'm new to the blogging world, but since discovering your blogs, I've been very impressed with your beautiful writing and your thoughtfulness for others. I love Random Acts of Kindness - both giving and receiving them. Thank you for putting a smile on my face!

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  14. Just wait until you read Jill's novels! ;-) Thanks Gabrielle, it's been fun connecting with you.

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  15. Congrats, Wendy!

    This is a wonderful idea. My friend, Karen Lange, blitzed me yesterday. I'll be doing a post in the near future as well.

    Blessings,
    Susan

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  16. Ooo, gumballs! It's been ages since I had gumballs, I should pick some up. :) Happy RAOK week!

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