Thursday, January 09, 2014

To kick off the New Year, Kristina Springer is joining us on the blog. Welcome, Kristina!
 ***tosses confetti***  

For any of you who don't know her, Kristina is the best-selling author

Here's an experience Kristina had with a small act of kindness that caused a ripple effect:

"I love when people pass on small acts of kindness. I was in the drivethru at Starbucks when the person in front of me paid for my drink. So sweet! I paid for the person behind me to pass on the nice gesture."

Perfect! Kindness is contagious.

And now, here's Kristina passing on more kind gestures. To celebrate the paperback release of her book, MY FAKE BOYFRIEND IS BETTER THAN YOURS, Kristina is having a contest on her blog, wherein the winner will receive a $20 Amazon gift card and all sorts of swag. That should make someone's day!

If you'd like to find Kristina on line, check out her website, connect on facebook, or follow her on twitter.

You can also order her book (which would make Kristina's day!) on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and IndieBound, or - if you really want to make some bookseller's day- at your local bricks and mortar bookstore!

Have a great weekend, everyone! And don't forget to share the love!

2014 the Year of Kind Acts

Happy Year of the Horse!  Yeah, we're already more than a week in, but I'm still on the road, so it feels like my New Year hasn't really started yet. I'm just finishing up 2013's final vacation.

What plans do you have for this upcoming year? Have you made resolutions? Do you make resolutions?

I'm actually not sure what I do. Some years I make a list of resolutions. Other years I call them goals. Other years I claim that none of that stuff works/matters/makes sense, and I simply keep on keeping on.

This year, however, I have a very strong sense of what I want to do with my shiny new year. I want to make a difference. So, I have one goal/resolution/mantra for 2014: Make the world a better place to live in. That's it. Yes, I am only one, small person, but I can be the pebble that starts a lot of ripples. Every day, I will look for at least one way that I can do something positive for someone else. Every day, just one small, anonymous act that will brighten the day of at least one person. Even when my own day is rotten. Especially when my own day is rotten.

I'd love for ya'll to join me on the adventure! Throughout the year, I will be inviting author friends to come onto the blog and share ideas and/or experiences of kind acts or service. Anything that upped the good things scale up a notch. Even the smallest of actions can have a huge impact. I'd love for us to be part of that impact. And I'd love to hear from you. What can you do to make your world a better place? What has someone done for you that impacted your mood, your outlook, or your attitude?

Here's to the best, happiest, most positive year ever!