Take a moment. Pick up this book. Relax. Enjoy a chapter with your coffee, lunch, or during your private-time. It’s nice to be reminded that the good deeds you do for others are noticed and appreciated even if you don’t think so at the time. It’s also important to remind ourselves to take time to allow others to contribute to us. As we give and receive we learn to trust, experience joy, grow into our best selves and ultimately experience an extraordinary life.
Robert Clancy shares a variety of short real-life stories in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Soul. Each shows us what unexpected compassion, love, support, enthusiasm offers another person. He suggests a life in service to others is very rewarding and that wonder and pride will show-up for us every day we keep our hearts open. His stories show that volunteering, in a frequent personal way or in more formal-traditional settings, will get us out of ourselves and participating in life.
Share this book with friends and family — young adults to retirees will warm to the message and quotations it contains. It will be life-affirming for folks already living in service to others, and inspiring for those who may need a little nudge to share more of themselves with the people who cross their path.