There are many, many amazing people out there who I have met through blogging, but one of the most spectacular has to be Lenny Lee of Lenny’s World. Lenny’s an 11-year-old writer who is both encouraging and admirable, and has amazing strength and courage. He views each day as an opportunity to learn and grow, and I love that about him! Lenny has figured out things about writing that boggles my mind, a clear indication that he will one day be a force to be reckoned with when he becomes a career writer. (Remember, you heard it here first, world! Lenny will be Famous!!)
With such an incredible zest for life, Lenny could be hanging out with any crowd of folks on the net, so I feel especially lucky he’s chosen us writers to share his sunny spirit with. So, we’ve gotten together and dubbed today LENNY FEST, showing our admiration for this great guy. I hope each of you will head over to Lenny’s World to grab a bit of his sunshine for yourself!
To show my appreciation for Lenny and all he gives to others through his uplifting blog and bright personality, I’m sharing one of the first stories I ever wrote & tried to get published. I have resisted the urge to edit it because I want Lenny to know how much I admire his journey to become a stronger writer. We all started from somewhere, didn’t we? Anyway, I hope you like it, Lenny. I can’t think of anyone I would rather dedicate this story to.
Well, that’s my story. I hope you enjoyed it, Lenny! Thanks so much for being a bright spot in the blogosphere. 🙂
Becca Puglisi is an international speaker, writing coach, and bestselling author of The Emotion Thesaurus and its sequels. Her books are available in five languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world. She is passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge with others through her Writers Helping Writers blog and via One Stop For Writers—a powerhouse online library created to help writers elevate their storytelling.
Solvang Sherrie says
What a fun story! I always wonder what my pets, er, owners, think of us 🙂
Susan Flett Swiderski says
What a cute story! Gonna go visit Lenny’s blog right now. Thanks for the suggestion.
Katrina S. Forest says
That was awesome to read. I think the first thing I tried to publish was a poem sent to Highlights. The very first story I wrote was entitled, “The Prettiest Flower,” penned at age four on construction paper. My awesome mom still has it.
Susan Fields says
This made me laugh! My favorite part: “I set aside a cozy chair for him to lounge on. This was his spot.” I can totally imagine my dog thinks the same thing about me!
Thanks so much for sharing, and hooray for Lenny!
Jeff King says
Lenny is awesome and an inspiration, and I see he is getting a lot of (well deserved) love around the blogosphere.
Carolyn V says
I agree, I think Lenny will love this! Thanks for sharing Angela!
Len L says
Thanks for sharing this with us, Angela. I’m sure Lenny will enjoy reading this too! 🙂
Dianne K. Salerni says
Oh, so cute! Lenny will love this! Establishing limits for the human … don’t want his hair all over … Made me laugh! 😀
Robyn Campbell says
Great job, Angela! Love the POV idea, my friend. You did an awesome job and Lenny will for sure love this. (((hugs)))
Susan Kaye Quinn says
Awesome! What could be better for Lenny than a story from the POV of the pet? Perfect. 🙂
Becca Puglisi says
Lenny is such a beautiful person. I hope he’s blessed by your first story. And Angela, you are almost as brave as him for posting it. Although, I must say, it’s pretty good for a first!
I like your story. 🙂
Theresa Milstein says
Ha! You had me laughing because it’s so true. Lenny will get a laugh out of this one, I’m sure.
My favorite was the part about the bed.
Laura Marcella says
Awww, love it! Lenny and I share the same birthday. He certainly is a beaming ray of sunshine in the blogosphere!
Susanne Drazic says
Cute story. I know Lenny will enjoy reading it. He is an AWESOME young man! Happy Lenny Lee Fest!
Hilary Wagner says
Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Angela! I’m so glad we all got to be part of Lenny’s day!
xoxo — Hilary
Angela Ackerman says
Thanks everyone for your comments and visits to Lenny! He’s an amazing person–one of those rare people with a spark so bright he affects everyone around him. I hope he knows now just how much he means to others!
Lola Sharp says
Aw, love this. (and I think they do choose us…or at least make us their butlers 😉
We love you Lenny!
Happy sunshiny weekend, Angela.
Connie Arnold says
What a cute story! I’m sure Lenny will enjoy it!
Angela Felsted says
Ah, this is so sweet!
Shannon O'Donnell says
This is precious, Angela. I know Lenny is going to love it–what a special treat! Who doesn’t love a good puppy story?! 🙂
Sharon K. Mayhew says
Lenny will love your story, Angela! Very cute!
Adorable! What a cute little story!
Matthew MacNish says
This is beyond words, Angela. What a special thing to share with Lenny.
What a cute premise for a story!
And hurray for smiles, sunshine, and Lenny!
Ha! I enjoyed your story of a dog selecting a human for a pet. Cute and creative!
I’ve added Lenny’s blog to my Google Reader. 😀
Stina Lindenblatt says
Cute story, Angela. 😀
This is a great story! So cute! Lenny will love this!
I will surely visit Lenny’s blog . Have you met him in person? Coming to your story I must say it is a very well thought and out of the box kinda story ! Pet dogs can be really loyal and best company to have when one is alone.
What do you have to say about your pet?
Thanks so much for this, Angela. Truly, reading Lenny’s blog this morning just made my day. What a wonderful little person, and to see he’s a young writer, diligently pursuing his craft, rejecting those nasty rejections, learning how to hone his characters, etc… what an inspiration!! We all need this ray of sunshine every now and again, don’t we? Perhaps a lot more than we’re willing to admit.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Thanks for the link to Lenny! Yay for alliteration! hehe. seriously now, one of the things I love most about the blogging community is how much the friendships people form mean to them. It’s just a great thing to see!