A couple weeks ago, we had a discussion on the Lit Ladies blog and on Facebook about what makes people strong. A lot of smart people had a lot to say in the comments. But to sum it up, if you missed it, basically being strong means being resourceful and smart–knowing when you need some help and not backing down in the face of adversity. It doesn’t mean you have to hide your emotions or go at the tough times alone. It means you survive.
So, I would love to have a STRONG ONE celebration and contest here. I would love for you to nominate a strong person (male or female, young or old). Are you thinking of someone that fits the above definition? Then read on. This person could have faced or be facing anything and managing to do it with strength and grace. Nothing is too trivial. We want to hear the stories. These will help everyone!
How do you nominate someone?
All you have to do to nominate someone is leave a comment below with a brief story—you can use the person’s first name or initials, if you don’t want to reveal the full name. So state a name, age, male or female, and then tell a bit why you think this person deserves to win THE STRONG ONE award. (You can also email your nomination to Margo at margo@margodill (dot) com. Please put STRONG ONE NOMINATION in the subject line.) Anyone around the world can nominate or be nominated. People outside the United States will only be eligible to win digital gift cards and/or books, however.
What will the strong person win?
The STRONG ONE will win a $10 gift card to a store of his/her choice from a list of several choices, such as Starbucks, Panera Bread, Amazon, Macy’s etc. He or she (if desired) will also be interviewed and featured on the Lit Ladies blog. (Identity can be kept private if needed).
What will you win for nominating the person?
You will win a book of your choice from the Lit Ladies—this could be Voodoo Butterfly from Camille Faye, The Kindling from Brandi Schmidt, or from me: Finding My Place, Caught Between Two Curses or Maggie Mae: Detective Extraordinaire. To read about our books, please visit the book page here, or they are also on Amazon!
Let’s celebrate each other as we make it through the doldrums of winter. Nominations will be open through Feb. 28 at 11:59 pm CST. The winner (if we are able to pick just one) will be announced on March 3 on the Lit Ladies blog.
Who knows a strong person? Nominate him or her now!