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Looking for a Special Way to Give Thanks…

and remember special ties that bind ….as well as learn more about those that you love and care for in your life?  How do you do this?  Sit down with a few questions in a quiet comfy spot, have your recording tool in hand and get ready to do something very special…. listen and record.  Listen with your heart, soul and eyes and you will create the most treasured gift this holiday season.

stotyTo find out more about how to do this, and a project that has taken this on in a big way, visit Story Corp — an NPR program that is celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary.  Thousands of people have sought out the Story Corp booth as it travels around the country to record their stories for a special archive of story telling that has become the largest recorded oral history ever.  If you have not listened to STORY CORP on NPR, make a point to do so.  I can promise you that you feel touched by these stories told by people like you and I — sharing personal stories of thanks with sincerity and humility and compassion.  Some of my favorite stories include children talking with and listening to their elders.  There is something magical about the little voices asking simple questions and the compassionate older voices sharing their stories so tenderly with their young interviewer.

This Friday is the National Day of Listening.  It is a special opportunity for you to sit down with someone that you care about and interview them.  The recording will become part of the Story Corp archive.  If you’re not ready to make this archival worthy….but you have always wanted to capture those special stories of your grandparents, aunts, uncles — or those you’ve been touched by, simply record it with your phone or other tech tool.   I can assure you, this oral history will be treasured always.

On this Thanksgiving, make a special point to listen and give thanks for those around you and the special ways they have made you who your are now and in the future.  I am eternally grateful for those who have taught me to take the time to listen intensely and with my whole heart to those in my life.  Remember, listening is an act of love.

Wishing you all the best on this special holiday weekend.

Warmly, Mrs. Reagan

#storycorp, #npr  # thanksgiving

 

 

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