My favorite author, Sean Dietrich, has to be one of the most generous and compassionate folks on this planet. I have raved about him before on the blog and shared my admiration for him, his writing, his podcasts, his blog, his kindness, the list goes on and on.
My BFF Ann is actually the one who introduced me to his writing awhile back and I quickly got on the Sean Dietrich bandwagon and am his number one fan. His writing is a combination of all of the things that I wish my writing could be. His short selections are full of emotion and depth as he describes encounters with ordinary people who do extraordinary things. Kind of fits with my blog, don’t you think?
Ann’s birthday is December 24th and if that isn’t a tough day to have a birthday I don’t know what is. Well, I got this idea that a great gift would be an autographed copy of one of Sean’s books but alas – all of his events are in Florida and Alabama and that just is not in the cards right now. So I randomly sent an email through his website .
I honestly did not expect anything to come of it. I mean really –he is a busy man and what I asked for was an autographed copy of a book for a friend’s birthday. Shortly after I sent the email I was scrolling through emails on my phone and I saw it. An email from none other than Mr. Sean Dietrich. Chris was sitting in his recliner and I yelled and handed him my phone all teary eyed. Honestly. Day. Made.
He told me he would love to send me a few books and would get them in the mail after I sent my address so it was done. I was beyond excited.
When the package arrived with Dietrich in the return address (his lovely wife Jamie saw to the actual mailing) I carefully opened and gazed upon the books. I wanted to immediately call Ann and tell her but I couldn’t do that since one was a gift for her so I texted my sister who knows of my love for this author and she responded appropriately. I mean any reader understands what it is like to have a signed book by their favorite author.
“Cue angels singing”.
I can not tell you how happy this made me. People making other people happy. Isn’t that what life should be about instead of all of the doom and gloom and sadness? YES!
I wrapped it up and sent it off to Ann and she promised that she would send me a picture when she opened it. I do hope it was the perfect gift for her. She actually called me when she opened it (I told her she could open it early) and I think she was about as excited as I was. 2019 is the year we are going to go see him in person. It WILL happen.
So when you start doubting the world and wondering if there is anyone or anything good left in it read this post and remember that yes – yes indeed – there is a lot of good and Sean Dietrich is one of the good ones. Plus he has kind eyes. You can tell a lot about a person by their eyes.
Make sure you follow him on all of his social media networks that I will list below this post. He never fails to bring a smile to my face with his words. And yes – I may have created a label in my Gmail account titled “Sean Dietrich”.
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