You and I probably have never met. Yet, because you read my blog posts I think you may be a little like me:
CONSIDERATE—You consider others’ feelings, not just your own. You wouldn’t knowingly hurt someone’s feelings. You probably have strong feelings about child abuse and mistreating innocent pets.
SENSITIVE—You sense others’ problems. You notice if a friend is worrying about something and you’re willing to help them any way you can.
POSITIVE—Oh, I hope you are a positive thinker. I believe positive thinkers have a better chance at happiness. I said chance. I’m not promising a bed of roses if you think positively. But it sure doesn’t hurt to try.
HOPEFUL—As my blog heading above says, I try to scatter hope as I go along my journey. I hope you try to do the same.
ENTHUSIASTIC—When Jesus was rounding up his apostles, we’re told in the Bible that the men didn’t stop to ponder or wonder if they should, they just dropped what they were doing and followed Jesus. They were glad to follow Him. They became enthusiastic about Jesus’ cause. I try to show my enthusiasm.
SENSE OF HUMOR—Yes, I love to laugh. I enjoy others’ laughter. I like good clean jokes (and I have one in each of my newsletters). We’d do well to lighten up on our journey through this life. All work and no play …….
PATIENT—This is one I work every day to improve. No matter what you do, some days try your patience to the point of losing it. I have times like that but I try to be quick to recognize it and to ask God to forgive me and help me in the future.
Well, in how many of the above are we alike? You may be wondering what kind of Thursday blog this is and just what my point is. Well, you and I may have similar traits that cause us to look at things somewhat alike.
In my writing anyone can probably find most of the above. I promise you that in my debut novel, That Summer, you’ll find all the good traits listed above. The opposite of the things listed above are also in my novel. Nobody is all good or all bad all of the time. I encourage you to read That Summer and find out which of my characters you like and which you don’t like. And maybe those you may start out not liking will become likable and vice versa.
If you haven’t read my novel yet and would be willing to be an influencer for it, please let me know in a comment below and I’ll include your name in a drawing for five winners of a free paperback copy. What is an influencer? That’s someone who reads and enjoys a book and is willing to post a 2-3 sentence review of the book on the book’s page at online bookstores, specifically Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, and CBD.com.
In your reviews never give away the end of the book (in reviews of That Summer—don't give away the endings of Part I and Part II). Since my novel is a new release, please put up your reviews soon after you finish reading the book. If you are an influencer, read the book, and don’t enjoy it you need not do anything.
Those of you who have already read That Summer and enjoyed it, I’d appreciate it if you’d write a short review and post it on the book’s page at online bookstores.
So there you have it—this strange Thursday post. Please let me hear from you in the comment section below. I will draw five winners from the names of you who comment saying you would be willing to be an influencer for That Summer. Thank you for being willing to do that.
Till next time … keep on smiling.