Wednesday, April 10, 2013
An Invisible Thread: Blogging from A to Z Challenge
An Invisible Thread, The True Story of an 11-year-old panhandler, a busy sales executive, and an unlikely meeting with destiny by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski.
The story began in 1986 when Laura Schroff was approached by apparently homeless 11-year-old Maurice and asked for spare change. At first she ignored him and kept on walking, but something made her turn around, go back, and take him for lunch at McDonalds. They met every Monday after that for four years, and hundreds of times after that. Twenty five years later they are still friends. Laura Schroff made a profound difference in Maurice's life, providing him with food, clothing, advice, and many other basic needs. A moment of compassion led to a friendship that has lasted a lifetime and been an example to many. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to everyone. You can't help but be uplifted by the story.
This book was first published in 2011, and is now available in multiple formats and in four additional languages. A portion of the proceeds from the paperback edition are donated to the No Kid Hungry program to help relieve childhood hunger, and the An Invisible Thread website provides links to many other wonderful organizations that are making a difference for children and families in need.