Please note: The following was in no way orchestrated, paid for or proposed by Melissa Blake. I may be an outgoing, charming gal, but I do retain my humbleness and humility, remember.
I was completely, utterly, head-over-heels floored when I received this email yesterday from reader and blog friend Jamie. She’s taken it upon herself to start an email campaign to The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Oprah. As she writes….
This is SO much better than The Bachelor! The more people we can get to write in to both shows, the better your chances for getting on will be! I basically told them you were born with Freeman-Sheldon syndrome and gave them your blog’s address, plus your e-mail (hope you don’t mind). If I hear anything, I’ll let you know.
Anyone can see how much your readers adore you and are cheering for you. I know without a doubt that many of them would take the five minutes needed to e-mail both the Oprah Show and Ellen. You are very loved, and I hope that’s something you go to bed with every night, knowing that all of these people, strangers you have never even met, have been so touched and affected by your story. I’ve decided that until you get on, e-mailing these two shows will just become a part of my morning ritual. I’m not even kidding. I have such a good feeling about this, Melissa. I really think that something (someone??) awesome is going to come from this JUST FOR YOU!!
*Excuse me while I go blush for a few moments*
Wow, I don’t even know what to say. A thank you just seems like not enough, and I wish I could reach out and wrap every single one of you in a giant bear hug – and I know what you’re thinking, “But she’s so small.” I may be small, but I give the most giant hugs in the world.
And I STILL don’t think I deserve any of this, which is why I find it all very surreal. I’m just me. Quirky? Yes. But, honestly, I’m just pretty average. Really, I am.
But THANK YOU, Jamie! Thank you all for making me smile and feel happy and loved and for letting me be my awkward, dorky self. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to say it enough, but I’ll certainly keep on trying. xoxo
[Photo via Hello World, Smile]