Monday, May 27, 2013

Random Acts of Kindness


It has been awhile since I have posted anything on my blog but things are about to change. The first draft of my manuscript is finally finished and now I have more time to cyber-share with my friends. I could think of no better way to start posting again than to join this great blog party celebrating hope and human kindness. “Random Acts of Kindness” is a blogfest sponsored by my friends at Wayman Publishing, and from May 27-31 you can also contribute to spreading hope around the world. Please follow this link for more details. "Open Doors: Fractured Fairy Tales" and many other great books will be free from May 27th-31st on Amazon as part of Wayman's Random Acts of Kindness Event.

For the past two years that I have been blogging I have seen an incredible amount of kindness and support in the writing community and through the many friends that I have met here. They have given me support through hardships with not only my endeavor to become a published author, but also in my daily struggles as a woman and mother living in a foreign country far away from most of my family. The most recent kindness that I have encountered is from my fellow blogger and friend SusanRoebuck who has spent countless hours helping me finish my book. Her constructive critiquing, guidance and moral support has meant the world to me.  

There are many small random acts of kindness that we encounter in everyday life: The person who gives you their place in front of them while standing in line, the neighbor that brings you food when you are sick or borrows you money when you are poor, the friend that gives you a ride to the hospital or airport when your car breaks down, and the stranger who returns your lost wallet. What I find amazing is that whenever I feel that there is no hope for mankind, some small act of kindness happens to me or those I love. I may not have a grand story to offer you in this blogfest, but I did want to share my belief in the human spirit. Focus on the small acts of kindness, random or not, because that will get you through difficult times and serve as a reminder that there is hope after all. 

13 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Siv!!! Good to hear from you.
Congratulations on completing your manuscript. You have an awesome critique partner in Susan.
And this online community is indeed so supportive.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Siv .. welcome back, but also well done on completing your manuscript - that's great news.

There are plenty of Random Acts of Kindness around aren't there .. helping the elderly around here is mine and visiting when I can - but always looking out for others ..

Good to see you - Hilary

Sherry Ellis said...

A small act of kindness can really make a difference!

EC Stilson said...

I'm sooooo excited about your book! :)

Susan sounds like such a sweetheart.

Matt Conlon said...

Super happy congrats on your manuscript!!

Suzanne Furness said...

Hi Siv, welcome back. Congrats on the manuscript too.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I've missed you, Siv. I am temporarily internet-less at home so I have unable to visit my friends. Drat!

Each day I strive to do at least one random act of kindness when I might be tempted to go on my way.

If we all did that, wouldn't this be a happier world?

Congratulations on your book! Roland

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey, Sis,


Nicely said.... It is ALL about the LITTLE acts of kindness, for they are rare .... especially these days.

Glad to see you back home in our world.

Sending BIG hugs across the big pond.

Bro

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Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey, Sis,


Nicely said.... It is ALL about the LITTLE acts of kindness, for they are rare .... especially these days.

Glad to see you back home in our world.

Sending BIG hugs across the big pond.

Bro

Bames Pabla said...

Acts of kindness can be hard to find at times but when they happen, even the smallest acts can make a big difference.

Susan Roebuck said...

It was a pleasure, Siv. You did all the hard work, and your book deserves to be a best-seller.