If you think incidental meetings are just incidental… think again. As a jet-setting executive who frequently travels to varied and far-flung places, Kristin S. Kaufman has had years of chance encounters with strangers. More importantly, Kaufman takes the time to find out who these people are and experience what they offer, be they the clerk at her neighborhood grocery or the executive seated next to her on an airplane. This has allowed for a lifelong accumulation of wisdom from the unlikeliest of places. From these experiences, Kaufman draws different perspectives, insights, and a heightened self-awareness. Now she wants to share these experiences and the provocative nature of the incidental interaction with you. Contained within these pages is a collection of personal stories that offers a refreshing and often humorous reminder to be aware of the random opportunities and people that surround us each day. Kaufman’s openness to others allows her to learn secrets of fulfillment from those she encounters. Her diverse tales raise curiosity of what might happen to each of us if we are truly awake and pay attention to those seemingly insignificant encounters in our daily lives. This book is certain to touch anyone who has ever awakened with the questions: Is this all there is? What do I actually want to do? How do I truly want to contribute?