“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”—Buddha
Several posts ago, I wrote a post about a book I really like that my husband picked up at the library. It's called The Art of Uncertainty by Dennis Merritt Jones. Well, the author himself ended up reading the post I wrote about his book and he sent my husband and me our very own signed copy of his book along with The Art of Being: 101 Ways to Practice Purpose in Your Life (also signed).
Both of these books arrived yesterday (Valentine's Day!). I know how special it is to receive a signed copy of a book. I don't have many, but I cherish the ones I have.
Here's what the signed message reads in one of the books we received today from Dennis:
To Katherine and Yoon,
Thank you for "being" who you came here to be! You make a difference.
Dennis Merritt Jones
Reading that message tonight was special because I really felt the energy behind those words. I'm excited to dive into this book tonight. Perhaps I'll give you my synopsis on the book after I finish it. For now, it is such a gift to have these two books sitting on my dining room table.
Keeping this blog has put me in touch with so many authors and bloggers. Many have written guests posts here (See 31 Writers, 31 Lessons).
I think that has been the best part about blogging. I realize how connected we all are. It's all about sharing space with one another and offering the gifts we have. It's also about honoring the gifts others have. It's an exchange. This exchange is the reason I continue to write and read!
Has writing, blogging or reading blogs connected you to people you wouldn't have met otherwise? Have you ever shared your space with other writers/bloggers in the form of guest posts or in other ways?