Some of you are still praying and sending good vibes for Alexis, and I thank you. Her family thanks you, and Save the Next Girl thanks you. But the JLC (Junior League of Charlottesville) wanted to do something to honor our member-friend (Alexis’s aunt), so one of our awesome leaders scheduled The Gift of Fear as our October book club selection, with the blessing of Alexis’s aunt.
I’d say I’m the only fairly well-read woman in America who is late to the “party” with this best-seller, but at least one other book club regular hadn’t even heard of it either, and I know of at least one other friend who keeps up with reading trends who hasn’t read it yet… but is aware of the book.
I confess… If a League friend hadn’t promoted the book as a show of support for our friend, as something tangible we could do to make ourselves and our community safer… I wouldn’t have read it. I mean… I was a fire fighter. I was a power lifter. I went to college in Washington, DC and am not an unaware country mouse.
… and I got so much out of this book, especially from sharing it with other strong women who found so much value in its pages. The very short version is… trust your instincts. Listen to your intuition, and don’t worry about being polite if you feel threatened, even if you can’t put your finger on “it” so to speak.
Have you read the book?
Do you listen to your intuition?
Has your intuition saved you?