Just like Peppermint Patty said, it’s been a bad week. In fact, it’s been a bad couple of years for some of us. I won’t go into details, but my grandmother just passed away – which is the worst of many things that are wrong around here.
I have some very good friends around the world – we mostly keep in touch over the internet. For some of my friends, we seldom get the chance to connect anymore than the fact that we’re friends on Facebook.
Today one of my sweet friends did something very nice for me – she posted about one of my books on her Facebook page that reaches more than two thousand people. Now, she totally didn’t have to do that, but she did.
I messaged her: “I so love you, thanks!”
She messaged back: “I’m super glad that someone does!”
That really struck me. Why don’t we tell each other how much we appreciate and love one another?
I’m sure you’ve heard that a writer’s job is a lonely one, which it is. As I sit here [sweltering] in my apartment, I could sure use some encouragement, even if it’s someone saying they’re thinking about me – and I’m positive I’m not the only one.
My challenge to you is this: Think of five people, be they friends or family, and ping them today. Just say hello, drop them a compliment or set up a time that works for both of you to do a catch-up chat. Don’t put it off, they might not be there tomorrow.