Days seem to roll into weeks. There has been some challenging things going on with my life. More and more challenging events to plan for. Storytelling is such a rewarding career. I am currently in the midst of Mother's Day stories. As I perform tea stories and Mothers Day stories and look into the eyes of some of the older women sitting in front of me...it gives me the sense of putting on an old comfortable sweater. Their eyes seem to sparkle as they are invited to reminise about their mother and grandmothers. They laugh and shake their heads up and down as I tell them stories about mothers and children and they tear up over some. The most recent event I told at they gathered around me after the stories were finished. I was so overwhelmed by their true and heartfelt emotions. One resident shared with me the story of how she had a heart attack at the age of 6 1/2 years of age and was maybe to live to be 20..."I am now 81 years old" "You reminded me of the stories my mother used to tell me when I was so fragile so long ago". Another women said "you tell your stories from your heart...and you looked right into all of our eyes". Can you imagine that there is gratefulness over having someone look into your eyes as they speak. How much they NEED that! This was overwhelming to say the least. When I share tea stories and the background on tea...there is so much interest and amazement. You are never to old to learn!
More stories throughout the week. I will even be performing on Mothers Day. Since my mother is no longer here on this Earth and my children no longer live in this state...I am so happy to be with women who may not have a visitor that day. Perhaps they will be my mother and I their daughter for the moment. Either way it is a win, win situation. My next challenge is a program on The Traveling Vaudeville Circus...talk about an awakening and unveiling of an era. Then I move on to Memorial day. I would love if any of my readers would like to share any stories of war days. Please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
To all of you MOMS....HAPPY MOTHERS DAY. May you be blessed with the greatest gift we all have...and that is memories. Whatever they are...take the opportunity and share them with someone.