Random acts of kindness help "Joe" through his mental health journey
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Fifth short story in "Discovering Kindness" series highlights the effects of just being nice

GREEN BAY, Wis. - WisconsinEagle -- Author Kevin J. Smith's goal in creating his Discovering Kindness series of short stories is to bring attention to the benefits that come through demonstrating and recognizing kindness in the world. Joe, the fifth installment in the series, focuses on a man who is struggling to escape the dark recesses of mental health issues.

Joe is a corporate accountant who goes through life with his head down as he makes every attempt to avoid interpersonal contact. His nights are no escape from the anguish he feels during the day, as a recurring nightmare robs him of peace.

It's not until small acts of kindness from people largely unknown to him that Joe begins to see a light at the end of his tunnel. The story plays out in a way that illustrates how one should never underestimate the positive effect you can have on the world around you.

The entire Discovering Kindness series (M&B Global Solutions Inc.), produced in collaboration with Smith's writing partner, Laura Sherman, will be available in paperback and digital formats later this month.

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Joe story description

Joe's mental health challenges have trapped him in a dark, lonely world in which neither day nor night offers an opportunity for relief. The challenges are Joe's alone to experience, making every day a stressful journey through the pitfalls of fear and depression. Gradually, positive forces of kindness and joy begin to make a dent in Joe's silent affliction. Will he allow these rays of light to brighten his world, teaching him to appreciate himself and pay it forward to the people around him?

Joe is available through November 6, 2020, as a free digital download on Amazon.


About the Authors

Kevin J. Smith
retired from a career as a Certified Financial Planner. He lives in De Pere, Wisconsin, with his wife, Cathy. They have two wonderful, grown daughters.

Laura Sherman, a.k.a. "The Friendly Ghostwriter," has authored and ghostwritten over thirty books during her 20-year career. She specializes in writing stories that uplift, educate, and inspire her readers.

About M&B Global Solutions Inc.

M&B Global Solutions offers author coaching and comprehensive book publishing services, including online and offline marketing, video production and website design.

Source: M&B Global Solutions, Inc.
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