I throughly enjoyed this firefighter’s story of shoe saving:

I know of a couple of writers who received purple hearts from soldiers who said they never would have earned them except for the character lessons they learned in their books.   You never know how your story will change things – both big and small.  Maybe your book will help a child learn to love reading.  Or help someone escape from being overwhelmed with a little joy.  Perhaps it will spark someone’s creativity, starting a new generation of writers, artists, or even start a burning desire to learn about something they weren’t interested in before.

Write today.  Go save some shoes.

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