Ruth McNally Barshaw, a talented artist and writer, is also a very kind soul. She recently sent a letter to a young man I know, and it meant a great deal to him.
Isn't it a nice thing that whatever else might be said for it, the world is still populated by nice, generous people?
And talented, too. If you're not familiar with Ruth's work, head on over to her site or her blog, and get to know her, and her marvelous Ellie McDoodle books (1, 2 and 3).
Thanks, Ruth. You're a gem.