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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Matthew Quick on Compassion and Kindness

Featured author Matthew Quick left this comment on the previous post, and we felt the need to highlight!

"Amber does have faith in her god, although it is somewhat nontraditional in nature. But I think much of her strength comes from action. She puts herself into the world the best she can, shows compassion through her deeds, and helps to make the lives of those around her better, which in turn makes Amber stronger and her life richer. Her attitude is important; it's what buoys her. For Amber, compassion is synonymous with action.

"My wife (novelist Alicia Bessette) and I run a blog called Quest For Kindness. Each Thursday we publish an essay on the subject of kindness. As you might imagine, the topic of compassion comes up quite a bit. Many authors--including YA writers Francisco X. Stork, Lisa Schroeder, and Beth Kephart--have already added their voices. We invite all of you to read and submit."

Thanks, Matthew!


Micol Ostow said...

Such a great idea to take the time to focus on putting kindness out in the world!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Love this post. Thanks for bringing more attention to it. I'm off to check out his blog. Sounds lovely!

Little Willow said...

Be kind, and share a smile.

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