Books are my friends, and friends are everywhere! The words in these books have entertained my mind, my soul, and heart, enriching who I have become. As a coach, trainer, and creativityologist my friends – these books bring their authors and hang out with me in my library of ideas.
Growing Up with My Friends
In my youth, my best friend was my cousin Nanette. We lived in books when we were growing up, and even took to the trees with a comic book or two for summer entertainment. I suppose it would be funny to see us up in those trees in the old Prairie now, but we loved being in nature and enjoying an adventure with Huckleberry Finn, Archie, Spiderman and Little Dot!
Today, Nanette is a brilliant woman. Articulate among teachers, farm community, politicians, and a whole world of people interested in holding intelligent conversations. Books on her shelf have contributed to her being an educated woman, writer, mother, person of culture in the arts, activist, teacher, librarian, and beloved family member. I’d like to think that she has joined with our friends on the shelf. Together they have grown.
Books are on my tables, on shelves, stacked on my desk, in my iPad, and conveniently waiting in the back seat of the car … just in case I find myself at the community coffee cafe with a few moments to wander with my friend, the book.
Who lives on Your Shelf?
Curious as a cat, I wonder … which books have inspired you? What authors do you hang out with at home and for tea or coffee? Who would you recommend I invite to hang out with my shelf of friends? Send me a note or drop in on new my Facebook page Synergyone Training.