Monday, January 28, 2013
52 Books 52 Weeks / Week Ending January 28
AN INVISIBLE THREAD by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski
"Stopping was never part of the plan . . . "
She was a successful ad sales rep in Manhattan. He was a homeless, eleven-year-old panhandler on the street. He asked for spare change; she kept walking. But then something stopped her in her tracks, and she went back. And she continued to go back, again and again. They met up nearly every week for years and built an unexpected, life-changing friendship that has today spanned almost three decades.
"Whatever made me notice him on that street corner so many years ago is clearly something that cannot be extinguished, no matter how relentless the forces aligned against it. Some may call it spirit. Some may call it heart. It drew me to him, as if we were bound by some invisible, unbreakable thread. And whatever it is, it binds us still."
The Invisible Thread is a thought provoking and compelling story that teaches us how a simple act of kindness can not only change the person receiving the gift but enrich the life of the person giving it. And it reminds us that we may have more in common than we think when comparing ourselves to someone from a totally different background.