A single moment can change your life. A single decision can have a lasting impact. A single relationship can define you in ways you would never expect.
That single moment happened in Laura Schroff’s life over 25 years ago. She was a successful advertising executive living in Manhattan. Her life was full and her schedule even more so.
Crossing 56th street one day, she heard a panhandler’s voice. “Excuse me, lady, I’m really hungry. Do you have any spare change?” She dismissed the request, moving quickly through the intersection.
Somewhere in the middle of the intersection is where that moment happened for Laura. That decision. Where the relationship started. Laura stopped, turned around and went back to meet the panhandler. His name was Maurice, and he was only 11 years old. She said she didn’t want to give him money, but she would buy him some food at McDonald’s.
For many, that would be it. A single act of goodwill. Not for Laura and Maurice. The one meal became a weekly dinner for years. Their relationship has continued to grow over the past twenty-five years.
As Laura puts it, An Invisible Thread is the “story of the mysterious, unseen connections that exist between people who are destined to meet—and how, if only we open our eyes and our hearts to them, these connections can be the great blessings of our lives.”
I recommend this book because it will:
- Give you perspective and uplift your spirit
- Remind you of your blessings and increase your gratitude
- Challenge you to help others less fortunate
- Demonstrate that when you help others, you may be the biggest winner of all
- Encourage you to take what you’ve been given and pay it forward
I purchased a case of books and have been giving them as gifts when someone needs an uplifting story. This week, the paperback version is released for the first time.