Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Simple Way to Inspire Someone Else

Act #310: This holiday season, give away a book that inspires.

These 6 books rest near my bedside and were given to me by my closest supporters - my husband, my former boss and mentor, one of my oldest college friends, and a dear girlfriend who recently moved away.  These words, their spirits, are among my deepest sources of personal and professional inspiration.  And then it occurred to me that I've never gifted a book to someone else.  Sure I've bought my kid I Spy books and maybe once I bought by husband some zombie apocalypse book, but I've never really seen a book and reflected on how it might impact someone else's these individuals did for me.  I'll make this the year that I do that.

“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.”

― Roald Dahl   

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