Sunday, May 2, 2021

Word for the Week

                                  I love finding old barns, they must have stories to share.    

 On Saturday I shared my tea story. Story seems to be the word that keeps popping up for me in the past week. In the story I shared a quote I heard from Ann Curry on a live fundraiser I attended on zoom for Habitat for Humanity. Ann told her story and encouraged us to share our stories.

 Then I also watched an interview by Katie Couric with Hilary Clinton and Hilary said, "We need a new American story." Fascinating to think about, don't you think?

This falls has a story too. It is on the Willamette River in Oregon City, Oregon, at the end of the Oregon Trail. It was sacred Indian fishing grounds until their rights were taken away many years ago. Recently the American Indians have been given back their right to fish at this falls. I know there is more to the story than I know and curious to learn more.

Then in the midst of thinking on the two quotes and the word STORY I came across the following by Melanie Koulouris: 

Everyone has a story to tell,

a lesson to teach, and wisdom to share...

Life is a beautiful masterpiece bound together

by your experiences.

Open up and share your story;

become an inspiration to others.

You can make a difference

because you matter.

You are created with purpose.

Live your life with intention,

go out there and make a difference

by being the difference.

So the word for this week is STORY. Go out, share your story, and make a difference.

I am posting a day early because I will be away from my computer for a few days. If you don't see your comment it will show up when I return. Have an amazing week, dear friends!


Tracy said...

A new American story... YES! A million times over, YES! The old story is so sad and broken, I think. Sure there is good, but the good has become eroded by a lot of sad things currently, as well as from the past. I'm finding story an interesting cross roads at the moment, or rather a new story--as I consider some "what next?" things in my life and turning 50 next year. Happy to catch up with you here, Marilyn! Enjoy your time away! ((LOVE & HUGS))

Jeanie said...

I believe in the power of stories. Names and dates are facts and dull. The stories behind those dates make them real, even if they were long ago!

Red Rose Alley said...

The river is so pretty, Marilyn. And I love hearing about the stories that go along with the pictures. Yes, we all have a story to tell. And that is an excellent word that you chose this week. I love that poem too.

Happy month of May, Marilyn.


Linda Jennings said...

This is a lovely post. Everyone has a story.

Lorrie said...

Stories are so powerful. They connect us to time and place and help others understand us. I, too, wonder about peoples' stories and love hearing when they share. I hope your time away has been positive.