Monday, August 22, 2011


I think I am going to start a collection of beautiful, simple stories that my sons can grow up hearing; my own stories, or the tales from family and friends. Stories about honor and love and kindness. I know I have seen kindness, but I sometimes forget to retell the experience which telling gives it life and a chance to continuously influence those who hear.

The boys and I attended a funeral this morning. A lovely funeral, sad but not sad. The woman had lived a remarkable life of love and kindness. She served and befriended, mothered and nurtured. She loved her husband and was loved dearly by him. It was inspiring to hear the beautiful stories of her honorable life.

I'll share with you one of my favorite stories of kindness, so that you know the sort-of things I am looking to collect.

Wasn't that lovely?

Email me at if you have a personal story of love, kindness, compassion, honor, bravery, or other praiseworthy characteristics for the collection. Maybe I will get a chance to share a few on the blog here. :)


teamBoo said...

i havent seen this before. it is fantastic. I haven't done much blog reading this summer but yours is always so refreshing to visit. Thank you for sharing such thoughtful things on your blog :)

Scott and Stacia said...

I love that story!! I hope you get lots of stories to share because I would love to keep copies :) So selfish I know!! We need uplifting stories to share to our kids...they are going to need them! Thanks for the great idea. I hope to find some stories to pass on too :)