Monday, May 14, 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

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!

Kindness ROCKS!

There are some people on the interwebz who are always *ALWAYS* kind, encouraging, and supportive on blogs, Twitter, Facebook etc. no matter how crappy their day may be. I actually could list a few others but that would be overkill. 


Here are the THREE writer friends I'd like to spotlight for there unfailing KINDNESS:

1) Lola Sharp- Your consideration and honesty is electrifying. When you speak out about rudeness and meanies, I'm always like, "Yes, exactly what she said!" Can I be you when I grow up?

2)  Lindsay Scott- You always have a virtual smile for me in the high school halls of Twitter. You're like the sweet girl cheering by the lockers with your pom-poms, not even realizing how cool and gorgeous you are, inside and out!

3) SA Larsen- You're always lifting other writers up and cheering them on, in your own sophisticated and classy way. You put together a writer's support group on Facebook. Enough said. :D

SO, Lola, Lindsay, and Sheri, what can I give you in return? I'd like to offer you my time and hope that it's enough. I will always be here to beta read anything you've got for me. Hit me up, I'm waiting! xoxo

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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!

23 comments:

Jessica Bell said...

Lots of random acts of kindness through the blogosphere today! Once again, congrats to Becca and Angela! And couldn't agree more with your picks. Those three ladies are always ready to dive into everything with the utmost enthusiasm!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Awesome choices, Christina!!!! :D

I'm so excited about the thesaurus. I love it.

Matthew MacNish said...

Great choices, Christina!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great choices Christina! I'm so glad I know Sheri. She's a great friend.

SA Larsenッ said...

Wow, Christina. I am totally humbled. Thanks for the mention. I feel the same way about you. I'm so blessed to be a part of this amazing writing community. YAY! for all involved. ;D

Creepy Query Girl said...

aw! Some of my favorite bloggers up there!

Creepy Query Girl said...

aw. Some of my favorite bloggers up there!

Christine Danek said...

Wonderful choices!!

LTM said...

YES!!! Love those guys. Great choices, Christina! That's two for Sher~ :D <3

Kim Van Sickler said...

Very cool!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Great choice! I picked Sheri too.

Christina Lee said...

Nicole, great minds think alike?!? :D

Lola Sharp said...

Oh my goodness, THANK YOU! <3 I'm humbled and honored and grateful. *hugs*

You're so sweet. Truly, YOU are the sweetest person. On Twitter you always respond and say nice things and give virtual hugs. :)

Also, I adore your other choices as well.

What a lovely way to start my Monday, C. Thank you.

Love,
Lola

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Oh how fun! Loved your high school halls of Twitter remark, lol.

Lindsay said...

Thank you. I'm seriously humbled. I wish I had something eloquent to say in return, but all my fingers want to type is awwwwwwwwww. :)

YOU are the awesome one. I'm so lucky to be part of this wonderful writing community. <3

Also, I love the other choices as well. Lola and Sheri are fab! *hugs*

Lourie said...

Both. At Christmas, I have had "elves" leave gifts on the doorstep. And I have also done things for others without their knowledge. I love random acts of kindness!

Becca Puglisi said...

Congrats Lola, Lindsay, and Sheri! I'm loving seeing how the kindness other people have shown in the past, and the kindnesses people are showing today! Thanks, Christina, for sharing the love.

Becca @ The Bookshelf Muse

Carrie Butler said...

How cool! :) It's always nice to meet a fellow Ohioan.

Susan Roebuck said...

This must be one of the nicest blog fests going! I'm going to visit your friends right now :-)

Miriam Forster said...

Hooray for random acts of kindness! Those people sound awesome. :)

cleemckenzie said...

You've given one of the greatest gifts in life. Nothing beats time when it comes to being valuable.

Glad I stopped in to see your RAOK.

Caryn Caldwell said...

This is such a fun meme! And your three recipients look really wonderful. I'll have to go check them out.

tueremorton said...

Oooh! I have a very small "random act of kindness" just yesterday. I was sitting in a pharmacy, awaiting my prescriptions when a woman and her 3-yr-old and 5-yr-old daughters perched in chairs beside me. After my stomach rudely reminded me that I skipped breakfast, I got up to get a pack of vanilla wafers (staple in any American breakfast. lol) and when I returned the tearful 3-yr-old's bottom lip was trembling as she rubbed her arm while the 5-yr-old had that I-just-snuck-a-pinch grin across her face. I pursed my lips @ the little girl, looked forward and continued to chomp away when I felt two pairs of doe eyes boring into me. They wanted my grub! So I asked their mom if they could have one, careful not to remove it from the bag for them. Her eyes lit up while she thanked me and handed her children the delicious cookies. It felt good to give them something they could share. #Random ;)