This book consists of 83 mini stories based on authors personal encounters with many interesting and challenging situations and memorable people throughout her thirty-plus years of working and living overseas. Some of these encounters are charming, some disheartening, some thought-provoking, but all are based upon wonderful human interactions. These stories will touch your heart, make you think, and offer lessons about the human experience in difficult circumstances. In the process you will also have a glimpse of life in a variety of countries, as diverse as India, Thailand, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sudan, Syria, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Cambodia, Morocco, China, Romania, Bulgaria, and France. Anyone who is interested in the world beyond your own environment, and those who might be interested in working internationally, would have an idea of what its like to live and work outside your own culture.