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What An Inspiring Day!

After all my recent complaining about not being motivated enough, today brought a couple of events that made the struggles seem worthwhile. Approval is definitely a very high form of flattery. Not trying to toot my own horn here, just make the point that a few words can make or break your day.

I returned from a 3 hour long battle with my ISP to find a couple of emails. After spending my week struggling with a sick baby and a computer that keeps attempting suicide, I almost didn't want to even know what they were. Little did I know that they were going to lift all my frustration and validate my work!

The first email was from a client, letting me know just how much he'd appreciated the job I had done recently and offering some more work. The praise and compliments were enough to make me smile. Knowing that I had made him happy enough to want to repeat his dealings with me made me feel wonderful!

The second email was from a fellow writer in need of some help this weekend. While I had to decline the job, due to my own looming deadlines, I was again flattered to know that I had been recommended to her by another writer. I think the peer approval even outshone the client approval!

While knowing that you have a satisfied customer is rewarding, there is something about finding out that another writer respects your efforts enough to recommend you to others. Particularly when said writer is someone you admire and respect. What a true compliment!

To both writers and my client, thank you for making my day! Those emails were just the kick that I needed to get myself going in the right direction.

To everyone else, if you appreciate someone's work, let them know. They could be having a week like mine, and really need that pat on the back to get them going again.


7 comments:

You're welcome!!

You are a great writer - continue to believe in yourself. :)

Hugs,
Diane

February 23, 2007 at 9:00 PM  

Thanks again!!

You know just how hard that can be some days. Its so great to have supportive friends that will remind you every now and then. I am so blessed!

I'm just a tad sappy tonight...too bad poor hubby's not the one on the receiving end!

February 23, 2007 at 9:47 PM  

That is so great Shannan! I love it when little gems like that come along at just the right moment.
I hope your babe feels better.

February 23, 2007 at 11:04 PM  

Thanks Harmony! Sometimes a few choice words can really save your day.

The baby's better, just a little stuffy still. So far the rest of us have kept from getting it, so keep your fingers crossed.

February 24, 2007 at 4:08 PM  

You're welcome, Shannan!

You are right, peer approval is important and you have it going on. I'm sure that we'll connect later down the road. :)

February 24, 2007 at 4:33 PM  

Aww, don't you just love when that happens? :]

kk

February 26, 2007 at 1:49 PM  

Yeah, I think we all need more of those days!

February 27, 2007 at 2:32 AM  

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