But in all seriousness, this really did make my morning.
Yes, Matthew happens to be a friend of mine, but still, he didn't have to do this for me.
Here's the thing, more than anything else, word of mouth is what sells books. Every time someone mentions me or a book of mine to a friend, they're doing more to sell my book(s) than I could even if I spent a tonne of money on traditional advertising. It really does a lot.
If you're looking to support an author or artist, and you feel bad because you can't afford their books yourself, don't. Pimp out their stuff to others. Ask your library to stock the books so that you can read them for free. All these little things help writers so much, even if it feels like you're not doing much.
So even small things like a tweet in response to a Goodreads question, which might seem innocuous and insignificant, is actually a huge deal. It's amazing how small a thing can make a difference right?
Now there's something to carry into all aspects of one's life.
Even small things can make a huge difference. If you're looking to make the world better, don't be overwhelmed by the magnitude of the problem. Focus on a small bit. That small bit can do a surprising amount.
To quote from one of my favourite Disney films:
“A single grain of rice can tip the scale."
And now I must go write.