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Your Life is Your Story, Issue #141 – Don’t Fear the Reaper Edition
December 27, 2016
"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 27, 2016
Issue #141 – Don’t Fear the Reaper Edition
From Tom Gilbert – Editor and Writer, www.your-life-your-story.com
In this Issue:
Opening remarks: Breaking Down 2016
Featured Article: Don’t Fear the Reaper
Featured Resource: Personalized Mile Markers
Opening Remarks: Breaking Down 2016Another year is about to wrap up. 2016 was a year notable for a presidential election that reflects the divisiveness of many in the United States. There was also plenty of tragic news, from terrorism and natural disasters to a slew of celebrity deaths. This prompted a lot of themes for my writing, including articles in past newsletters on Life Vigilance, The Measure of a Life , The Talk Worth Having , and Rock On…and Gone.
Nevertheless, there was plenty of good in the past twelve months for anyone willing to look for it. In my own journey my teaching career continues to develop (I even got recognized as “Teacher of the Year” for my school). I had an opportunity to share my passion for life story preservation and I worked with a handful of clients to write about their lives. I am also blessed with a loving family with children and grandchildren all doing their thing and making their mark.
Thank you so much for being part of the Your Life Is Your Story community. Thanks 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: Don’t Fear the ReaperBy Tom Gilbert - Copyright © December, 2016
This has been quite the year for death. According to to CNN there have been more celebrity deaths in 2016 than just about any other year. That hasn’t gone unnoticed by me. It seems like every month I’ve noted in my journaling and writing about the death of yet another person. Some of them have been famous, others were obscure. Some touched my life in some way; others were anonymous, but their passing was noted.
You can read other life story articles here.
Featured Resource: Personalized Journey Markers
I am sure you’ve seen signs that show the mileage to destinations. Not the kind on the highway, but those funky looking poles or stands with multiple little arrow-shaped signs stating how far to a town, city or tourist location. Those signs bring to mind memories and dreams about those destinations. They are fun and amusing. How would you like a customized journey marker to show off your favorite spots in life? I came across just this thing and these Personalized Journey Markers come in a variety of styles (hanging, tabletop and post, to mention a few). Each one is made to order and is a unique "mile marker" for your life journey. Jay Keeler has been doing this for years and he invites you to take a look at what he offers. Go here and look around. If you place an order be sure to enter the access code Your Life. This is a great gift idea during the holidays of for any occasion. It is definitely different and an interesting way to preserve some life memories.
Closing InformationThat’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!
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