...ask the people around you about their lives — it could be your grandmother, a teacher, or someone from the neighborhood. By listening to their stories, you will be telling them that they matter and they won’t ever be forgotten. It may be the most meaningful time you spend this year.National Public Radio has had many of its radio personalities record conversations with the people in their lives. For an idea of the kind of conversations they had, you can listen here.
I posted about the StoryCorps project last year, click here if you missed it. We own Listening is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project [973.92 LIS], a collection of stories that will make you laugh, and cry, and generally feel good! And, who doesn't want to feel good?
Rather than the purchase of a sweater or a Blackberry, the gift of listening, and time spent, may be the most meaningful gift of all!
Peace to all this Thanksgiving! KK is taking the rest of the week off. See you on Monday.