I walked in the Barnes & Nobles in Plantation, Florida, last Saturday morning, thinking in my mind, I am here for a couple of minutes, after missing an earlier appointment with a business acquaintance to discuss about leadership, life issues, and community building to help people live the life they’ve always wanted. I would be there to take my time, and recompose myself after a glimpse of disappointment.
I rushed in the magazines section in the back, picked up a couple of recent magazines, and walked through the aisles, looking for a comfortable sitting place. Two lazy boy chairs were available, I avoided them preferring a chair by a table where it would be more comfortable to take notes.
It was Christmas eve. The book store was full with last minutes shoppers looking for gifts for their loved ones.
I sat by the Sociology and Cultural Studies bookshelves where was pulling books, after books.
I said “Hi.”
She replied with a direct eye contact “Good morning.”
“Are you in Sociology?”
“No,” she answered shortly.
“What are you looking for,” I asked.
She said she was looking for the book “Women that run with the wolves.”
A customer representative helped her out to find this book. I asked her about the book and her type of reading.
She mentioned personal development, and self-help materials which lead to growth and becoming the best she can be.
She told me she’s very active in her church as a member of the choir, and the women ministry group.
She blogs and speaks on relationships issues.
I told her what I do as a global connector for Life Leadership in South Florida and the Caribbean.
We agree to continue our conversation, link our communities to reach millions of people, and spread more light in a very dark world.
A pleasure to have met you Tara!
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