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Your Life is Your Story, Issue #130 – A Caring We Will Go
December 20, 2015

"Your past is your story up to now. The future is the story yet to come. The present is where you live with that experience, your hopes and your dreams."

Your Life is Your Story Newsletter

December 20, 2015
Issue #129 – A Caring We Will Go

From Tom Gilbert – Editor and Writer,

In this Issue:

Opening remarks: Holidays and Family Stories
Featured Article: A Caring We Will Go
Featured Resource: America’s Footprints

Opening Remarks: Holidays and Family Stories

The Holidays are a prime time for family gatherings. And when family is around it is a prime time to share stories. How you go about doing that varies depending on the characteristics of family members. But often there are a few who want to be facilitators. They can get the ball rolling on preserving family stories.

There are some excellent new posts on the APH Blog (Association of Personal Historians) that share ideas. See the Home for the Holidays ideas to capture family history, the gift for your grandkids, and how they celebrate Christmas in Australia.

Thank you to all our subscribers. I hope you enjoy this month’s issue. You are receiving this e-zine because you signed up for it or someone who is subscribed passed it along to you. If a friend DID forward this to you consider subscribing by visiting our signup page . Also, let me know what you’d like to see more of in this newsletter – simply reply to this email e-zine.

While the main focus of this newsletter is to share thoughts, ideas, and insights on life story writing you should know that I offer various services and also mention some products and services that can be helpful. You are under no obligation to purchase anything, but if any of these products or services are helpful and you decide to utilize them then I am most grateful.

Thanks for reading. – Tom

Featured Article: : A Caring We Will Go

By Tom Gilbert - Copyright © December, 2015

To care for others is a great gift. The caretakers of the world do a great service. Anyone can show they care, and do it in many different ways. I think about how much we appreciate a visit from a family member or friend. You can read together, laugh and sing, or just sit quietly. The latter is especially important when someone is grieving or dying.

One of the most important things is to show that you care by giving of yourself, sharing your life experiences, your strength and your hope.

At Christmas time it is traditional to sing songs of the season. People enjoy Christmas caroling and visit friends with songs and good cheer. Taking a cue from “a-caroling we will go”, consider how “a carrying we will go” expresses the importance of showing our love and care for others.

These thoughts are especially on my mind at this time as a family member is in his final days. We gather around him, taking time to show our care and doing our best to just be present to him at the sacred time of his final days and hours. I know that being together is important for the family members and everyone can share in the sacred time of preparing for death, just as we prepare for a new life.

However you are spending these days I hope that you take time to show how much you care about the people you have in your life. The memories that you create will be meaningful and lasting in quality.

You can read other life story articles here.

Featured Resource: America’s Footprints

Our journeys in life leave footprints. You can preserve those “footprints”, the memories of your life story, with a wonderful online platform, America’s Footprints. Giving the gift of your story is a gift that gives over and over as others discover your journey. It keeps your legacy alive.

Closing Information

That’s it for this month’s issue. Thanks for reading. Be sure to visit our blog regularly, and here’s to telling your story. Do give it some serious consideration because I just know you’ve got a great story to tell! Be sure to see the Get Started section.

Any comments, ideas or feedback is greatly appreciated. Just reply to this ‘zine and tell me what you think!

Until next time, – keep your story alive!

Tom Gilbert

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