Today Write Tribe is challenging me to write about the best compliments I ever received in honor of National Compliment Day. The best compliments I have ever received came from my readers in the form of comments. It is those comments that marvel how my fiction story could be real, how my post made someone laugh, shake in terror, or made them cry. It is the comments that compliment my writing or my art. The best ones that say my writing or art evoked exactly the emotion I was aiming for when I created what I did. That is a big thrill! The comments that are so kind they bring a tear to my eye. They ring with a shred of truth and authenticity. In other words, the person isn’t just trying to find something nice to say. They have convinced me they mean what they say!!!
It is those comments that keep me from throwing in the towel and continue writing even on my darkest days when my heart is filled with doubt of my abilities. It is those days when I pray to God that if I am meant to write then He should give me the words. It is then that the words seem to tumble through my fingers onto the computer screen as if on their own accord. The stories, blogs, poems, graphics, and music come together easily. It is then I know I am doing exactly what I should be.
It is exactly why I answer every single one of my comments and return the favor by reading their work and leaving kind words for them. It is so easy to spread a little love and share a smile. It will make them feel good, and you will feel good in return. It is a win-win situation!! It is National Compliment Day, so go forth and spread the love!