Last week in the comments section to a post I had shared on Facebook about Feeling Blessed by a Bouquet, a kind young mom left a thoughtful comment, which blessed my day in a extra-special way.
Here are her words, shared with her permission:
Laura, not related to this, but I just wanted to tell you how much joy your book “Love is kind” brought into my daughter’s life. Last year you came into her Kindergarten classroom for the reading and we purchased an autographed copy that day. It has become her favorite book! I cannot tell you how many times she re-read it during the lockdown and then during the months of remote learning. She really connected with it and it gave her comfort during these difficult months. Thank you!”
It’s almost like this mom was reading my mind because her message to me about the impact one of my books has had on her daughter was just what this heart needed. In fact, I was so moved, that I responded to her Facebook comment with this:
Thank you for telling me this. You made my month! This past year has been so difficult – and especially for the kids. I’m glad to know the book provided comfort. That, I know, would make Little Owl very happy!
And then after some more thought, the next day I added this:
I’m still so moved by your sharing this. May I have your permission to quote your kind words in post about one never knows the impact ones words/book can have and an encouragement to keep writing and speaking from the heart…I was feeling a bit in a writing slump and your comment really, as I said, made my month!
Her answer: “Of course!”
And I so share these words today as both a reminder and an encouragement for me and for you to keep writing – or developing whatever special talents you’ve been gifted – with the knowledge that, just as surely as Little Owl helped one little girl face a difficult time in her life, your story or gift will surely also impact others in ways that, most often, we will never know.
Happy writing and creating… and connecting!
9 thoughts on “BLESSINGS upon BLESSINGS: LOVE IS KIND Brings Comfort to a Kindergartner… and the Mother’s Note Brings Joy to the Author (me!)”
Wonderful post, Laura! And many good wishes for this mom and her daughter!
Yes! And in addition to being a lovely reminder to keep writing etc., it’s also a lovely reminder that there are good and kind people in the world.
The feedback on the impact your words have is the BEST. The mother who wrote to you is also kind, and so her words keep paying it forward ❤
Yes, kindness all around.
Thank you for sharing this, Laura. What a kind mother! How nice of her to let you know the impact your book had on her daughter. Your post encourages me to keep writing.
Yes, a very kind mother and, yes, keep writing!
What a wonderful gift from a kind Mom who told you how Little Owl helped her daughter. and just when you needed some encouragement. It’s encouragement to us to make that comment that will help someone!.
Yes, it’s a good reminder on so many levels. =)