The wind swirled through the trees while a gust of cold air slapped Jannie in the face as she walked toward the line of buildings at the end of the street. Ten more steps. She lifted the collar on her coat and clasped it with her left hand to keep the icy draft from blowing on her neck. Just as she reached the entrance of the first grey stone building, a splash of rain hit her.
“No umbrella,” she thought. She pushed the heavy wooden door open and stumbled inside. The warm smell of coffee and baked goods enveloped her, helping her to quickly forget where she had just been…
Thus begins Jannie’s journey of the heart. Elderly Mr. Sherman, with whom she shares afternoon tea, quickly becomes a mentor, sharing wisdom collected over the years. He relates his wisdom about career, identity and relationship, but mostly about the heart, where our response to life really happens.
Mr. Sherman shares with her, “Maybe the best lessons ARE learned through experience and not from books. The lessons that stick with us are the ones we learn with our hearts.”
In the same way, lessons of the heart can often be learned more effectively through a story than a textbook. It’s All About the Heart is Jannie’s story. It is a tale of discovery, and lessons learned about the issues of the heart.
Share Jannie’s story. Learn the lessons of the heart and take them into your own story.