“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” ~Mother Teresa
My friend, Beth Jusino, probably didn’t even realize how her words encouraged me, but to this day, I remember where we were, what she said, and how I hugged those words to myself.
At the time, Beth was an agent with Alive Communications, a top literary agency located here in Colorado Springs. I stopped by to visit her one day and she gave me a tour of the offices. Standing beside a massive set of wooden bookshelves, Beth said, “This is where we keep our clients’ books. We file them alphabetically, so your book will one day be here.” And she pointed to the spot where a “V”-named author’s book would be placed.
At the time, Beth knew I was working on a nonfiction book about late-in-life motherhood. If it was picked up by MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International, my intended goal, I would, by default, be represented by an agent at Alive.
I was hoping and praying — and writing.
Beth spoke words of affirmation to me. She believed in me.
Her words were the best kindness anyone could ever offer a writer. And I hear the echo of her voice in my heart to this day.
In Your Words: Whose voice of kindness echoes in your life today? Are you looking for a chance to speak kind words to someone else?
*And, yes, my book, Baby Changes Everything, was published by MOPS in 2007!