The Power of One Kind Word

I had a goal as high school student: become a published writer. One of the my earliest experiences in this process of getting published was the receipt of rejection letters. It seemed like every idea I came up with was rejected out of hand and my PO BOX was full of these rejection letters.

Yes we did this all via the post office and the wait from send to end seemed to take forever. After a huge number of these rejections, I received a rejection that changed EVERYTHING! The next letter was a life changer. Check it out….

Picture of a rejection letter from DRAGON magazine.

Yes, it was another rejection letter, but this time it had a personally written note that made all the difference in the world…

“Good idea, but someone else had the same idea first. Don’t be discouraged you have talent.

Roger E. Moore”

Getting a personal note from the editor of DRAGON magazine was an accomplishment in an of itself..

A comment saying “you have talent” was all the fuel that 17-year-old me needed to hear. This statement encouraged me to proceed writing for the rest of my life.

All it took was ONE KIND STATEMENT.

So remember when you are dealing people sometimes all it takes is one kind word to change a life.

Top 10 Favorite Films of 2022

This movie defines what a cinema experience should be. If you have the chance catch it in a theatre (there are screenings from time to time) Do not let the run time scare you the three hours goes quickly.

It was difficult to place this one in the #2 spot. This is a movie that defies description. I saw it at SXSW “cold” and you should too. An amazing cast, story and concept this is a movie not to be missed.

This film starting the amazing Joey King was one of my most recommended this year. If you want to see a film that kicks ass action from start to finish this one is it.

Another film I watched completely cold and I am happy about that. Happy I caught this in the theatre.

Tilda Winton AND Idris Elba in a lovely little film with a big concept and a huge heart. Loved it.

This movie was probably the biggest surprise to me. I took this film as a junky throw away film when I saw the trailer. What I was presented with was a surprising story that delves deep in to our humanity. A touching film.

When I saw the trailer for this film I knew it was one that we needed to watch as a family. My son in law is a huge NASA nut and it was especially important to watch it with him. We were not disappointed. And I cried during a movie about a freaking mars rover! Watch it and you’ll see why.

I am a huge documentary nut and love learning about subjects that have no familiarity with. This was one of those. You will learn about volcanoes and the human quest for knowledge.

This movie was a pure popcorn film. A fun action romp with a great cast and some stellar performances. Pure pleasure!

Huge horror fan here and this one delivers!