Such a lovely thing happened to me this week that I have to share.
A friend sent me a present, unexpectedly, in the post. And it was a book that she had thought I'd enjoy.
Where do I start with what a lovely thing this was to receive?
Her thoughtfulness in thinking that I'd like this book. The lovely surprise of getting a gift in the post. The beautiful note that came with it. The fact that I then spent two evenings thoroughly enjoying and savouring this little book.
The book, by the way, was perfect for me - I love the design and it's in short pieces and chapters and thoughts, yes, perfect for someone (like me) with a very short attention span. I'm going to re-read it immediately as this time I want to take notes and take action on some of the ideas.
So, two recommendations ...
1. This book. I really enjoyed it - thought provoking and beautiful. It's called 'The Crossroads of Should and Must - find and follow your passion' by Elle Luna.
2. My second recommendation is to send a friend a book - it could even be your copy that you've read and want to pass on to them. I'm definitely going to be doing this.
It was a such a very lovely surprise to receive. It's made me smile all week.
Thank you to my thoughtful friend Ruth for the book, and inspiring this post.
And yes, this is also a post about friendship and support.
One of the passages in the book really struck me when I read it yesterday - it's about the ripple effect - how by following your dreams you can inspire others too.
So send a book in the post to a friend. Be a redwood tree.