This past week, I have had shingles. I’m okay and it didn’t get bad, but it has lasted a little longer than I thought it would. As a matter of fact, I thought I’d be well by now. Nevertheless, I went back to the doctor today to make sure I am no longer contagious as we plan to have Thanksgiving dinner with my son’s in laws. My daughter in law is expecting next month and I wanted to make sure I would not expose her to anything.
Well, sir, a routine doctor’s appointment turned into the best compliment I have ever gotten. Here’s what happened.
I walked out of the office and entered the reception area. I handed my paperwork to the receptionist when she started a conversation with me.
Receptionist : I saw your book at The Well (a coffee shop in town). It looked so cute, I bought it for my kids.
Me: Oh really?? That’s so nice. I hope they are enjoying it.
Receptionist: Oh they love it! They ask me to read it every night . It’s their favorite book; their bedtime story.
Me: Oh, that’s so great! Thank you! You’ve made my day!
As an author, I don’t think there could be any higher compliment than a child loving the book you poured your heart into, and wanting it to be read at every bedtime. I actually got goose bumps from that interaction with the receptionist.
I hope there are more children who go to bed with Jack Learns to Grill. It’s a book written for each child who reads it.
Thank you to the receptionist who made my day by reaching out to me. I am truly thankful and grateful for all my readers . Happy Thanksgiving!