Acts of Kindness

Meathiel highway journeyWriters tend to be solitary creatures. We live in our imaginations, occupy writing caves, and carry on conversations with the voices in our heads. Many of us are shy. A few are socially awkward. Still, if the word goes out that someone needs help, writers are usually the first in line.

By the same token, writers depend on the goodwill of others–the reviews and rankings, the word of mouth spreading of news of releases and sales. Most of us would write even if no one ever picked up one of our books. Why? Because those darn voices in our heads would drive us crazy!

This little “blurb” from the Universe showed up in the ol’ inbox not too long ago. When rooting around for a blog topic for today, I came across it.

Acts of kindness, Silver, however small – a smile, a compliment, a helping hand – plant seeds of hope, love, and beauty in a spectacular garden you’ll one day call home.

Talk about “Miracle Grow,”
~~The Universe

In the meantime, Silver, I’m enjoying the heck out of ’em.

I look back at acts of kindness others have performed for my benefit and I’m humbled–by the people and the acts both. I’ve tried to follow in those footsteps. I want to offer encouragement and helping hands as I journey through this life. I want to sow seeds along the way so there are wildflowers of love, hope, and yes, even beauty, planted in my words.

Thank you, all of you, who stop and smell the flowers as you journey to other places, too. Happy Wednesday. Happy September. Happy first day of the rest of our lives. And no, don’t ask why I’m all maudlin and serious and shitstuff. I have no clue…well…other than I’m embarking on a chapter of my publishing life and the idea terrifies me just a little. But y’all have my back so it’s all good.


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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9 Responses to Acts of Kindness

  1. :hugs: You’re awesome. And those seeds of kindness you’re sowing? They’re growing like weeds, lady.

    And of course we have your back. You always have ours. =o)

    • Silver James says:

      😳 Don’t know about awesome, but glad you think so! And I try. There are those who would say otherwise, and some days, they might be right. But it’s the trying that’s important. And yeah. I definitely have your backs! 😀

  2. Liza says:

    We have your back. Always! 🙂

  3. ban says:

    yep we’re here for ya girl … here’s my favorite line and one I try to accomplish myself, every day:

    I want to sow seeds along the way so there are wildflowers of love, hope, and yes, even beauty, planted in my words.

  4. Silver James says:

    Loong day. 🙄 Back shortly to be friendly with folks. 😀

  5. ev says:

    Aw, I know for a fact that you’re awesome!!
    But I’m still trying to figure out why, if I’m not a writer, I talk to myself. And answer myself.
    that may not be a good sign.

    • Silver James says:

      But you ARE a wife and mother. Sometimes the only intelligent conversation you get is with yourself. Or with the fur babies. 😉

      And thanks. 😳 You’re pretty awesome yourself!

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