I'm stretching it here with my pick for the letter X, I know. But it makes more sense than saying xylophones make me smile when they really don't. Ok, if they are incorporated into a beautiful symphony piece then yes, they do.
Anyway, what makes me smile starting with the letter X (or has the letter X found in the word) is...
During the three and a half years I've been writing and progressing forward on my literary journey, I have met countless people who have impressed me this much: from the universe and back and then back and forth a trillion times squared. Yup. I have learned so much about my craft through these individuals and have gained amazing friendships as well. I can't express with words how grateful I am for having met them via writing conferences, blogging, and tweeting. You are my heroes/heroines.
For the sake of not having this post go on for pages and pages, I will spare you reading a truck load of names of wonderful people who I count as my angels of writing inspiration and encouragement. You know who you are. I send you hugs and a barrel of monkey's worth of love; they will be trained to clean your homes in order to give you more time to write. Hot dog, am I a nice little gal or what!
And do you know what? Even more extraordinary people have been flooding cyberspace because of the A to Z Challenge. I have enjoyed getting to know you all through your blog posts. I thank all that have spent time reading about my smiles.
谢谢, Gracias, ありがとう, Merci, תודה, Danke, Grazie, спасибо, Salamat, 감사합니다, Mahalo, شكرا , and THANK YOU!
PS: Refer to the blurb on the very top of my blogs sidebar to know why I am posting about what makes me smile. Go forward and smile!