Monday, January 20, 2014

An Invisible Thread

I am so grateful to work with Leadercast each year.  It is a super event that helps connect the community and build leaders worth following. (I know that's their line, but it is totally true!)

This year, one of our speakers is Laura Schroff - I had never heard of her or her story until October of last year.  And, much to my delight, I was sent a copy of her book 'an Invisible Thread'.  I read it over the weekend.  I could not put it down.

The story is remarkable.  It is a story of connection.  A story of change and of family...of community and growth.  It impressed me with the truth about the threads in our lives - that we are meant to be connected.  That there are threads that lead us to others, as long as we are open to following them.

I strongly urge you to read this story.  It is not about rich girl giving hand outs. This is a story about a broken heart and how it learns to live and love through another.

I cannot wait to hear her speak at Leadercast in May.  Until then, I will look at my relationships differently - what invisible thread is leading me from one to the next?  What invisible thread is connecting me to the work that I do with and through others?  Am I truly appreciating what each person is bringing to my life in the form of lessons - good or bad; success or failure; mine or my perception of theirs?

After Leadercast I will write again and let you know what new focuses I will bring to my relationships and the threads that bring us together.

Do you recognize the threads that connect you to others?


Frank Abbruzzese said...

Looking forward to reading the book and thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Look forward to reading this book. We live in such a tumultuous world that seems to have no value for relationship building. In this age of communication, it has created silos of isolation. How totally refreshing to view our lives as being connected to others. It adds that purpose we ALL desperately need.