Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I am honored, thrilled, delighted, amazed...

It is soul touching to know that something I have written will make a difference in other's lives. I am thrilled to share this letter I received yesterday from Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Dear Linda  
Chicken Soup for the Soul is working with The Boniuk Foundation, a non-profit organization, to promote tolerance, respect, and compassion, inspiring young people and adults to embrace their differences, reject stereotypes, and make good choices. This multifaceted project started about a year ago and has become a very important part of what we do.

There are many components to this program, with the three largest being:

· Books for kids, teens, and adults

   Chicken Soup for the Soul: Be the Best You Can Be — Inspiring True Stories about Goals & Values for Kids & Preteens

   Chicken Soup for the Soul: Create Your Best Future — Inspiring Stories for Teens and Young Adults

   Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Great Kids — Inspiring Stories about Sharing Values Generation to Generation

· A new half-hour weekly Saturday morning family television show, Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes, which starts on CBS October 3, 2015.

· A national literacy-based anti-bullying program for kids from Grades 1-12, using the stories in the new books to prompt discussions and provide the foundation for lesson plans.

The partnership between The Boniuk Foundation and Chicken Soup for the Soul uses storytelling to encourage young and old to accept and respect people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, and culture—one story at a time.
One of your stories was chosen for this program and appears in one of the three books listed above.   
To my blog readers, if you are not a writer and do not submit for publication, know that still, your words can have profound impact. Leave your legacy; write a letter of appreciation to someone who made a difference in your life. Write a note to a loved one, a letter to your grandchild, parent or grandparent. Words are far reaching and you never know what impact they will have in the future. I encourage you today to put your thoughts on paper.


Terri Tiffany said...


Bobby Barbara Smith said...

Congratulations!!! This is well deserved and wonderful!

K9friend said...

Congrats! How exciting!

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Cathy C. Hall said...

Oh, that's wonderful, Linda! Your stories always inspire me and I know you'll do the same for LOTS of folks out there!

And what a worthwhile project--you gotta love Chicken Soup for the Soul!

Sioux Roslawski said...

Linda--Congratulations. Your stories always inspire. This is a well-deserved honor.

Bookie said...

You are so right and are giving good advice. Congrats on another pub and being an inspiration to others, which is the best paycheck ever!

Daisy said...

This is fantastic, Linda! Congratulations!

Theresa Sanders said...

Oh, Linda, so happy for you, and very well deserved! Congratulations!

Susan Sundwall said...

How wonderful! You are a treasure to all who know you, Linda. Congratulations!

Val said...

Congratulations! Even after teaching, you still go on touching lives forever!

noexcuses said...

Congratulations, Linda! Such a well-deserved honor! Thank you for all of your encouragement and inspiration!

Debra Mayhew said...

Congratulations, Linda, on another well-deserved publication!

Neethu Sreedhar said...

Hii madam
I had read your stories published in the book chicken soup for the soul.but i didn't know that you had a blog.saw your profile while commenting in terri elders blog.
I am an Indian by birth ,more precisely a keralite.Most of the my writtings includes terms connecting my mother tingue and culture.i had provided as many ecplanations as i can for non indians to understand them.kindly visit my blog when you have time and please do coment.your feedback keeps me move on..

Susan said...

That was wonderful news, Linda. You GO girl!

You know, writing does make an impact. One Christmas, when I had no money, I wrote personal letters to people, telling them what they meant to me and why.

One of my uncles (now gone to the other side), said he kept my letter to him for many years. Said it was the best gift anyone ever gave to him! Imagine!

Take care and Linda, thanks for all the visits. Susan

BECKY said...

Hey Linda, I swear I left a comment here already. And I'm sure I even saw it after I hit "Publish"...Hmmm, must be those blog gremlins. Anyway....Congrats! What a beautiful acceptance letter to receive! You're a fabulous author!