Touched by Kindness

During the final stages of my novel, my health was not good. A close friend, Em Rojas, whose passion is painting and doing community service as a master gardener, offered to proofread my manuscript, not once but three times over a period of several months.nov kindness

Em is an intellectual individual who reads only nonfiction material. This made her generosity, and the time she had spent proofreading my fiction manuscript even more meaningful.

Friendships in themselves are filled with many blessings, one being the recipient of kindness when life is difficult. This November, I am overjoyed when I look at the past months and see close friends, like Em, who stepped further into my path and made my journey a little easier.

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Special Thanks

This November, I want to express a special thanksgiving to Bernadine Chapman-Cruz. She is one of those unique individuals God had purposely brought into my life.final bible verse

Shortly after we met, I learned Bernadine had written hundreds of published articles. She no longer had a critique partner and I had been praying for one, so we decided to team up. Bernadine’s generous praises and words of encouragement kept me going while I wrote my novel.

“I just love Ashley’s Gift. You’ve got a winner here!” Bernadine often wrote to me, via email.

As a writer, Bernadine knew that was the type of encouragement I needed.

Although Bernadine has recently taken a new path, she continues to believe in me. Now her emails read, “I promoted your book today!”

I have been blessed many times by this unique individual who God had purposely brought into my life. She  helped me to believe in myself and that dreams do come true. For these reasons and more, I express a SPECIAL THANKS to my dear friend, Bernadine.