We have two winners in the Special Gift contest – moppie for the heartwarming tale of a father’s sensitive love during his daughter’s first Christmas as an awkward teenager and brian5beth for the story of a thoughtful daughter’s gift of stone, history and love. I will send copies of my new CD A Midnight Clear – Christmas in Mitford to the winners. I loved all of the stories. Thank you for sharing.
Today’s topic: the gift of kind words. What is the nicest thing you have ever said to someone? What is the nicest thing someone has said to you? This topic came to me last week after I received an extremely thoughtful note from a man who saw me in a restaurant. Buddy Howard’s message came at a good time as I was smarting from a blog comment about how I had been rude to someone. By the way I tried to apologize to that person who wrote the comment but I never got a response. Anyway, here is the email I received that made me smile. May we all smile with the stories you share. I’ll give a musical prize to the person with the best story.
“I think you are such an impressive individual, and you remind me a lot of John Tesh. Just finished listening to some of your music. My wife and I sat at a table next to you several months back at Irregardless and I nodded as we left, but now I regret I did not tell you what a great man I think you are.
Sometimes, I think the most notable thing we can do in a day is to tell someone something nice.
For me, today, you are that person. And you make it awfully easy to say something nice about.
I hope you have a great day today Bill. Keep writing, keep loving life. “ Buddy Howard