Join Uptime to get the key ideas from

BOOK HACK

An Invisible Thread Summary

Laura Schroff

An Invisible Thread

by Laura Schroff

An Invisible Thread

Laura Schroff

Clock Icon5 min
Insight Icon3 key insights
Audio IconVisual, audio & text

An Invisible Thread will help you feel more motivated to be kind to others by sharing the heartwarming story of the incredible friendship between a boy afflicted with poverty and a successful businesswoman.

Get the app now

An Invisible Thread

by Laura Schroff

An Invisible Thread

Laura Schroff

Overview

There is a Chinese proverb that talks about an invisible thread that connects us with those that destiny says we will meet. Other cultures have called it a thread of fate, or strings of destiny.

Laura Schroff is a firm believer in this idea. She was a successful advertising executive who passed a young boy on the street one day. She was busy and had plenty of reasons not to stop when the 11-year-old African American Maurice asked her for spare change.

Instead, she made a decision that would dramatically change both of their lives: she took him to lunch. Something kept drawing her back to see the boy, and so she did, every week. She details her experiences and decades-long relationship with Maurice in An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny.

Download the Uptime app to

Audio iconRead or listen, with different modes
Adjust speed iconAdjust audio speed in the app
Bookmark iconBookmark to save titles for later
Share iconShare your favourite Hacks
Download

Download Uptime to get the key insights and actions from An Invisible Thread

Get the app now

Favorite Quote

"If love is the greatest gift of all - and I believe it is - then the greatest privilege of all is to be able to love someone."

Laura Schroff

You may also like

Learn like a Pro
Olav Schewe, Barbara Oakley
Prince Andrew: Epstein, Maxwell, and the Palace
Nigel Cawthorne
Ryan Holiday: The Obstacle Is the Way
Wisdom From the Top, Guy Raz, Ryan Holiday
Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen
Michelle Icard
Blindspot
Mahzarin R. Banaji, Anthony G. Greenwald
Winning the War in Your Mind
Craig Groeschel
The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women
Valerie Young
The Queen's Marriage
Lady Colin Campbell
New Year, Same You
We Can Do Hard Things, Glennon Doyle
Digital Wellbeing
University of York
You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey
Amber Ruffin, Lacey Lamar
Quality Time Over Quantity Time
On Purpose, Jay Shetty, Scott O'Neil
The Surrender Experiment
Michael A Singer
The Power of Fun
Catherine Price
You Have More Influence Than You Think
Vanessa Bohns
How to Adopt a Growth Mindset
The Happiness Lab , Dr. Laurie Santos
On Being Nice
The School of Life, Alain de Botton
There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather
Linda Åkeson McGurk
What a Time to Be Alone
Chidera Eggerue
Russell Brand: Family, Sacrifice, and Seeing the Divine in Others
The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast, Jordan B. Peterson, Mikhaila Peterson, Russell Brand
The Unmumsy Mum
Sarah Turner
The Emotionally Intelligent Office
The School of Life, Alain de Botton
There Is Nothing for You Here
Fiona Hill
How to Not Die Alone
Logan Ury
Maybe I Don't Belong Here
David Harewood

View the full hack with *uptime

App store iconGoogle play store icon

An Invisible Thread

Laura Schroff

If you buy this book we may receive a small commission for this purchase.

Buy this book on Amazon
© 2022 Uptime App LtdWe will receive a small commission from all purchases on Amazon