My daughter generously gift shared a fist full of coffee roll-up-the-rim-to-win freebies to me, soooo I her Grandfather in to redeem them earlier this evening. We had a marvelous little dinner picnic feast then . . . won 2 more goodies . . . soooo . . . we shared them forward to a older patron gentleman. . . what a delight to see his ecstatic facial expression . . . how simple a gift shared forward from one pay it forward to another joy offering of one free donut can make! Ahhh today is a good day! I am still grinning hours later. In reflection, pure positive joy of simple gifting ought to be normal for all of us.
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Family Matters radio CFRU 93.3FM
Show 152 – Sharing our stories, healing ourselves:
"By listening to these courageous women and their stories, I hope you can see that you are not alone. You can heal too! Their stories are deeply personal and I think many women will be able to relate to stories about growing up with an alcoholic parent, depression, abuse, or living with an abusive spouse. I am inspired not only by how adaptive we are when faced with trauma and abuse in our lives but also by the courage it takes to heal and tell the tale. I’m also struck by how influential adults are to children’s growth and healing, especially in the simple and powerful acts of compassion.
Storytelling also inspires us all to share so that we can heal together and become the kind of parents for our children that we would have liked for ourselves…to be the change we want to see in the world. I hope you’ll also hear, woven into the fabric of these tender stories, how kindness, empathy, and care helped each of these ladies make sense of their trauma and go forward to create hope and happiness in their lives and in their lives of their families."
Many thanks to our Mother's Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers!
We've come along way baby!
What marvelous things we will yet do?
The story behind the writing of the novel Soul Skin, page 20. Enjoy!