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A Strong Antidote For Disappointment – Thanksgiving

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”  ― Epicurus Thanksgiving served as our extended maternal family’s reunion gathering as a child.  We usually went to the farm where all the traditional comfort food converged from a eight […]

A Grateful Life Is A Grace FULL Life

“For grace is given not because we have done good works, but in order that we may be able to do them.” – Saint Augustine of Hippo A grace full life.  A life full of grace.  What does that look like?  Grace is one of those concepts that you know when you see and experience it, […]

Honoring A Courageous And Loyal Veteran

“The first night in Morotai, the Japanese sent over a bomber on the north end of the island.  The next day we went out and dug a deeper foxhole.”  – Lt. Joseph F. Cullen, Personal Diary Today we are honoring those who have served in protection of our freedoms.  The freedom to choose our leaders, […]

Ten Powerful Thoughts That Will Nurture Gratitude

I suspect you are in the same place I am:  weary of political posturing, ads for health care schemes, and the need to wear masks.  If you are not, then wonderful!  But I personally have found the need to go deep into the gratitude mode. To help with that, below are ten quotes I found […]

How Rescuing Lost Stories Is A Sacred Rite

“and so it is with God, this is the place where faith comes in.  Knowing something is right but not knowing just how it fits together or even maybe even why.”  …from The Writings of HANCOCK , Error & Faith There is a sacred rite among Native American people to have a member of the […]

The Power Of Your Story To Impact A Life

“Family stories can be told nearly anywhere. They cost us only our time, our memories, our creativity. They can inspire us, protect us, and bind us to others. So be generous with your stories, and be generous in your stories. Remember that your children may have them for a lifetime.” Elaine Reese Collecting and recording […]

Three Ways Stories Empower And Strengthen

Stories Empower And Strengthen:  “What power can poverty have over a home where loving hearts are beating with a consciousness of untold riches of the head and heart?”  – Orison Swett Marden Stories are everywhere.  The earliest records of mankind come in the form of story.  Whether you draw from the Genesis narrative, Egyptian hieroglyphs or […]

The Agony Of Bearing An Untold Story

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.  Maya Angelou The untold story:  That scenario that plays over and over in our psyche,  the questions it silently poses, the different resolutions we imagine.  Most of the time this has a negative, scratchy emotion attached to it. This is not the untold story […]

Become A Hero At Rescuing Your Valuable Stories

“I am a rescuer of stories hidden among the ordinary.  I give these stories voice as templates to inspire others with untold stories so that they will know the satisfaction of rescuing their own stories.”  – Nancy Cullen This BLOG began as a place I could record and share stories.  Stories stemming from four areas outlined […]