I spent a lovely lunch with former coworkers last week. It was an opportunity to catch up with people I haven’t seen in awhile, and I’m glad I asked my former boss to organize it. It was such a joy!
My friend, Nicole, brought me this:
Each book has a special meaning attached to it.
Little Women — I remind my friend of Jo March. Nicole told me this once a long time ago, though I’d forgotten. I have an old copy of Little Women, published in the late 1800s or early 1900s. I’ve read it at least five times. I think it’s about time to read it again.
Persuasion — Nicole’s favorite book. I’ve never read it, so I’m looking forward to it.
The Great Gatsby — Another favorite of Nicole’s.
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff … and It’s all Small Stuff — I’ve heard of this book, of course, but have never read it. Nicole thought it would be useful.
And, most importantly, a Starbucks gift card! I’m sure I’ll burn through it quickly when classes start this summer.
Thanks, Nicole! I appreciate such a thoughtful gift.