Kid’s books:Pay it forward

When you write kid’s books, do you realize you have a unique gift?  You can find ways to use your talent to “pay if forward.”What would you do if you found a monetary gift somewhere? Would you buy something silly, or would you find a way to pay it  forward? This was a choice that young Myles Eckert had to make when he found $ 20. in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel Restaurant. Myles was excited when he thought he could buy a new video game with the money, but then he saw a soldier and he made a completely different choice. Myles decided to write a note to the solider, explaining that his dad was a soldier, but now he’s in Heaven. Myles continued,”We like to pay it forward in my family. It’s your lucky day. Thank you for your service.” He signed the note, “Myles Eckert, a Gold Star Kid.” The soldier who received this amazing letter was Lt. Colonel Frank Dailey. He said that he’d given away the $20., but he reads the note every day and plans to do much more. He also hopes that little green Post-It will inspire other people across the country to give — to give as sincerely and dutifully as that father and son.” Lt. Colonel Dailey said that the little green post-it note gave him “A lifetime of direction.” Someday Myles may decide to write wonderful kid’s books about his experiences helping others.

Myles never knew his father but he  says he imagines his dad  as “a really nice person and someone who is really fun.” I think  that Myles’ dad, Andy Eckert, would be incredibly proud of his little boy, who has a huge heart. Can you guess what Myles decided to do after he met Lt. Colonel Dailey? He wanted to visit his dad’s grave and tell him all about his day. I imagine that Myles’ dad is very proud of his little boy, who has a huge heart.

When I write kid’s books, I love to fill them with important life lessons that will be a positive influence on kid’s lives. If you’d like an inspiring, award-winning book, you’d love my true story, Tails of Sweetbrier. It carries a message that anything is possible. You cn prevail against the odds. For amusing fictional stories, children love my kid’s books Charlie the Horse, Charlene the Star, and Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes. All of my books are beautifully illustrated by my sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj. She really makes the kid’s books come to life.

copyright Deanie Humphrys-Dunne 2014



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  1. Carla Burke says:

    Great story!! Did you write that Deanie? I didn’t quite see who the writer is. xoxo

  2. Sherry Ellis says:

    Miles sounds like a sweet boy. I’m sure he had a wonderful daddy!

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