There Are Still Good People Out There

I was going to title this post When Tragedy Strikes, Remember The Good.  That’s probably an okay title as well…but I wanted to focus on people.  As I drove my dad to the airport this morning, a radio personality commented that, in the midst of the tragedy in Boston, we see so much good from people, and that we need to focus on the good every day, not just days like yesterday.

It’s Happened Again

I can’t believe I’m writing again about tragedy in these United States.  I never posted anything on what happened at Sandy Hook (what can you say, really), or other recent tragic events, and I wasn’t going to say anything on my blog about Boston, but that comment from the radio has stuck with me all day.  It would be easy to focus on the negative.  The horrific event; the state of our country and the world; the economy…or we can focus on the good that comes out of something so bad.  Or just the good in general.

We keep hearing about heroes in Boston, and that is so cool.  We hear about the victims, may they find peace in this awful time.  We need to hear more about all of them.  On this, I don’t know what else to say…

Paying It Forward

I will leave more thoughts on Boston to more eloquent writers than I.  In this post, I want to focus on people.  I started writing almost twenty years ago.  I began blogging almost two years ago, at the same time I started selling my books.  I’ve met a great many authors, both indie authors and mainstream authors, who have helped me along the way, shared what they’ve learned, supported me, or just shown a kindness to me.  In light of recent events, I thought that, like the radio announcer said, I can pay it forward, just because…so I’m going to acknowledge those that have helped me along the way, those that have done something good for me:

Mainstream-published authors:

  • John Dunning
  • Diane Mott Davidson
  • G.M. Ford
  • Kinky Friedman
  • Sue Grafton
  • Rick Hanson
  • Dennis Lehane

Indie Authors (and those that support us):

  • Jeff Bennington
  • Rob Blackwell
  • Bert Carson
  • Christina Carson
  • Jack Durish
  • Betta Ferrendelli
  • Melissa Foster
  • Arturo Garcia
  • R.S. Guthrie
  • Gary Henry
  • Andy Holloman
  • Sandy Jones
  • Patrick Jones
  • Robert McDonnell
  • D.E. Morley
  • Toby Neal
  • Philip Neale
  • Magda Olchawska
  • Matt E. Patterson
  • Joanna Penn
  • Caleb Pirtle
  • Sharon Pollock
  • Jon Reisfeld
  • Jay Squires
  • Jo Von Bargen
  • Anthony Wessel

I’m sure I’m forgetting people, and I do apologize for that.  Know that I thank you.  Thanks also to all the people who have hosted me on their blogs, for the Triberr community, the Twitter community, the Facebook community and more.  Thanks to all my readers, too.

Thanks to everyone who visits this blog.  And for those of you who have let me know how helpful it is to you, I sure appreciate hearing that.

I hope that you all go forward with kindness in your hearts.  You all have certainly blessed me, and I say one final thank you for that.

About Renée Pawlish

Award-winning author Renée Pawlish writes the bestselling horror book, Nephilim Genesis of Evil, the Reed Ferguson mystery series, short stories and non-fiction ghost stories.
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4 Responses to There Are Still Good People Out There

  1. Caleb Pirtle says:

    We will always remember moments of tragedy. I hope we never forget the brave men and women who come to help and make a difference. When tragedy strikes, the true nature of man comes out. There is always someone to help you up when you fall. That’s just who we are.

  2. Bert Carson says:

    If there is anything good in senseless killing, it’s that it focuses us on what really matters. We got to find ways to do that without losing anyone.
    Thanks for this post my friend.

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