I hope everyone is having a good February so far--have any of you given out any compliments yet? The compliment challenge is officially open! Here are my first five:
Friday, February 1st: I finally got to meet Jaime in person and couldn't help but tell her again how much I love her Sci-Fi YA project Watch of Night (you can see the beginning if you click the link, but y'all, I wish you could read the rest because it is so good!)
Saturday, February 2nd: I got to meet Lee Wind and tell him how much I admire the work he does at his blog, "I'm Here, I'm Queer, What the Hell Do I Read?".
Sunday, February 3rd: The woman standing ahead of Jaime and I in the line to meet Julie Andrews!!!!! (about which, more later!) had on a really lovely necklace, and I told her so.
Monday, February 4th: While I was working with some of my students in the computer lab at school, a girl I didn't know sat down next to me with her headphones in, listening to music on her iPod. First of all, her iPod case was blinged out with a blue and white bedazzled cover, and second of all, she was playing songs I love (directly from "Single Ladies" into "Diamonds" by Rihanna, what what!) So I leaned over and told her she had great taste in music and that I loved her iPod case.
Tuesday, February 5th: I got to see the very beginning of Erin L. Funk's awesome-looking Sci-Fi YA project, Envision, over at Cupid's Literary Connection, and I left a comment there telling her how much I liked it because I haven't yet had the pleasure of meeting her face to face. Remember, your compliments can be in any medium!
See, not so hard! I'm finding that the compliment challenge is having the delightful side effect of making me seek out good things as I go about my day (this came in especially handy on my travel days; I am not inclined toward sweetness and sunshine when passing through airport security.)
Please help me spread the word, and if you haven't started yet, today is the perfect day to compliment someone! And don't forget to enter my giveaway for Donors Choose gift cards!