The Reader Inspires the Writer

There is rarely a greater sense of satisfaction than to have someone publicly express appreciation for your work in a totally unsolicited, genuine and honest way.  This post on Facebook did exactly that, brilliantly.  I am inspired for yet another day, the mission continues...

"So, I was so inspired by Mr. MacFarlane yesterday that I actually went and picked up his book today! "Craig MacFarlane Hasn't Heard of You Either!" For those of you who don't really know me, this is a huge deal. I have not actually read a book in nearly 3 years. ( It would be 6 years if you don't include the books I was required to read in Junior High and Freshman year.) I am already on Chapter 3 and I don't want to put the book down. Mr. MacFarlane is a truly inspirational man. He shows so much pride and strive in life. He doesn't let anything hold him back from his goals and dreams. If you have not heard him speak or have not read his book, I advise doing so. He could change your life, I know he did mine. I wish I could be at least half the person he is today."

This was posted by a senior student after I spoke at Lewis Cass Seondary School in Logansport, Indiana.  The feedback from that day is becoming a tower of inspiration to me as it grows daily.  You can see this posting and the comments of so many more  at

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