Giveaway time!

It’s amazing what the smallest kindness from a stranger can do for the soul. In the last two days I’ve had a few brushes with having a sense of self and feeling like I have value.

While there is still a long way to go and much more to learn about well, everything, I am feeling a bit “lighter.” Having a few people follow my posts this week has done wonders for my soul. Someone is reading this. Someone wants to know what I have to say. That is incredible. So, thank you.

I reached out to a perfect stranger today. Not because I needed to complete a good deed for the week or because I was trying to show off for others, just because it comes naturally. A little boy and his mother came to play in the park where I was with my sons. No one else was around. This little boy wanted nothing more than the attention of a someone other than his mother and friends to play with. After allowing the children to play for a few minutes and much pushing on the swings I told my boys it was time to sit under a tree and eat our lunch of peanut butter & jelly sandwiches and pretzels. The little boy watched and then approached to inquire what we were doing. I offered him a bag of pretzels and he happily took them after receiving the permission of his mother. A couple minutes later he came back and asked about the sandwiches my kids were eating. Sure, I could have said I didn’t have any or give his mother a look, but I didn’t. She told him to leave us alone and I said it’s alright, handed him half of my sandwich and sat back to watch how the smallest thing not only made his day but instantly bonded he and my oldest son.

Once we had finished lunch we returned to playing. I talked with the boy’s mother and discovered they had just moved to California from Mississippi that week. He had just started kindergarten and they didn’t know a soul besides her sister who she moved in with. Maybe I’ll never see the boy or his mother again, maybe I’ll run into them next week, only time with tell. However, what matters is that for a short period of time I made a difference in someone else’s life by simply showing them a bit of kindness and wanting absolutely nothing in return. A small reminder of the power of kindness. It made my day.

With all that said, I’m doing a giveaway through Goodreads! Click the link below to enter to win 1 of 5 autographed copies of Sleeping in the Morgue.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Sleeping in the Morgue by Jennifer Tressen

Sleeping in the Morgue

by Jennifer Tressen

Giveaway ends December 01, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win


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