Angels on Earth : inspiring stories of fate, friendship, and the power of connections
—Schroff, Laura, author.
Book
2016
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A book about the incredible impact that acts of kindness from strangers can have on the world around us. One day in 1986, Laura Schroff, a busy ad sales executive, passed an eleven-year-old boy panhandling on the street. She stopped and offered to take him to McDonald's for lunch. Twenty years later, at Laura's fiftieth birthday party, Maurice Mazyck gave a toast, thanking Laura for her act of kindness, which ended up changing the course of his life. In that toast, Maurice said that when Laura stopped on that busy street corner all those years ago, God had sent him an angel. Laura's invisible thread journey has deepened her belief that angels--divine and otherwise--are all around us. People from around the country and world began sharing with Laura their own stories about how chance encounters with strangers have changed their lives. From a woman who saved a life simply by buying someone a book, to a financier who gave a stranger the greatest gift of all, to a teacher who chose a hug over discipline and changed a lost boy's future. Angels on Earth sheds light on how each of us can live happier, more purposeful lives through sharing acts of kindness.

Item Details
Subjects:
Caring -- United States -- Anecdotes.
Conduct of life -- Anecdotes.
Helping behavior -- United States -- Anecdotes.
Kindness -- United States -- Anecdotes.
Other Authors:
Tresniowski, Alex, author.
ISBN:
9781501158773
9781501145230
9781501144752
1501145231
1501144758
Edition:
First Howard Books hardcover edition.
Description:
299 pages ; 24 cm
Other Title:
Inspiring stories of fate, friendship, and the power of connection
Contents:
The hug
The garage door
The wallet
The neighbor
The snowstorm
The knock
The bookstore
The mitzvah
The donor
The twenty-five tacos
The six cups of coffee
The sweater
The helper's high
The friendship
The first word
The hurricane
The twins
The tug
The advance
The five
The babysitter
The bargain
The facilitator
The purpose
The garden
The warning
The rabbit
The sunburn
The child
The rainbow.
LCCN:
2016024830
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