This month I'm participating in the A to Z blogging challenge and posting every day in April (except Sundays) with the corresponding letter of the day. The theme I chose for this year is 26 Days of Gratitude. I'll be posting about people, places, things, and events in my life I'm grateful for. Today is the letter...
There are so many different kinds of people in this world, but I am incredibly thankful for kind-hearted ones. People who go out of their way to help others in need.
I recently had an experience that went something like this...
I was at the grocery store trying to buy groceries for my large family. My two youngest children, ages two and four, were with me as I shopped. Thankfully, this particular store had a "special cart" as my kids call them, one that looks like a car with two seats and steering wheels where my boys can sit and pretend to "drive" the cart.
Well, out of the blue, one of them bit the other one. Then the one who'd gotten bit, smacked the younger one upside the head. In moments, they were both crying. I tried to soothe them, but they weren't having it. I needed to get a few more items, so I rushed through the store flinging things into my cart so I could get everything I needed before we were kicked out of the store for bad behavior.
To my surprise, a sweet older woman came up to the cart and handed me two wrapped character cookies she had purchased for my boys at the bakery. One was in the shape of Sponge Bob and the other was a Hello Kitty cookie. Needless to say, that shut them right up as they stuffed their mouths full of the sweet goodness.
I thanked her profusely and said a silent prayer for good people in the world. This experience reiterated to me that there ARE kind-hearted people all around us. And everyday, we get to choose whether or not we'll exhibit the same level of kindness that sweet woman showed me. How are you going to live your life today?
Also, very excited to REVEAL the cover for Another New Life by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle.
Title: Another New Life
Author: Sydney Aaliyah Michelle
Publication Date: June 2, 2014
New Adult Contemporary Romance
**This book contains adult subject matter. Not intended for young readers.**
Cover Design by: © Arijana Karčić, Cover It! Designs
When her talent wins her a piano scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin, Miranda arrives on campus determined to experience everything college has to offer and to keep her secrets in the past where they belong. An easy task, until the first guy who catches her eye happens to be someone, she’s known all her life.
Eight years have passed since the last time Miranda and Troy saw each other. He reminds her of the best and worst times of her life, but she can’t think about one without dwelling on the other. As they grow closer, every day their attraction reminds them they are no longer kids.
The epic romantic love story that is Miranda and Troy seems to be destined for a happy ending, but Miranda knows it's only a matter of time before her secret is discovered. A secret that will not only destroy their relationship, it will destroy Troy, too.
Can Miranda focus on her future with Troy while preventing her past from tearing them apart all over again?
About The Author
Are you going to show a little more kindness? Do you have Sydney's book on your To-Be-Read list?