Fayetteville Fun, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 376

Awesome Stories 376 This week I’m changing the focus for my Awesome Stories.  I will likely use just one or two stories each week with a more in-depth discussion of why I like the story or what it means to me in my life. I may also feature more local people in my stories. I…

sunset, fire, poetry

Awesome Stories 375

This week Awesome Stories brings you love, soul food, and digital holidays. Love and gratitude This episode will be the last Awesome Stories for now. My interest in these stories has been waning for a while. I need to find what inspires me. It may not even be writing. Lately, I seem to have to…

storms, poetry, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 374

This week Awesome Stories brings you possibilities, connections with nature, spiritual evolution. Anything is Possible Jen Bricker is an amazing young woman. She was born without legs and given up for adoption. Her adoptive family gave her endless love and support to do anything she wanted. Jen was fascinated by Dominique Moceanu and gymnastics so she…

courage, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 373

This week Awesome Stories brings you feeding souls, gratitude, and courage. Feeding Souls MacKenzie Hinson is a very special young woman. She started the Make A Difference Food Pantry in Mt. Olive NC at age 10 as her way of giving back to the community for helping her family through a hard time. At 13,…

Envision Kindness, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 372

This week Awesome Stories bring you peace parks, common ground, and kindness. Philly Peace Park What a wonderful solution to a neighborhood problem. Tommy Joshua noticed some teens in a lot near his house playing with matches. Recently, several area homes had been burned to the ground. Tommy decided they just needed something productive to…

street art, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 371

This week Awesome Stories bring you street art, befriending the universe, and finding grace. Befriending the Universe Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love. ~ Alice James This article and TED Talk by Emily Levine make a…

gratitude, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 370

This week Awesome Stories brings you the power of storytelling, transforming education, and celebrating nature. Unleashing Imagination Listening to a storyteller is to take a trip into the land of the right brain where imagination, myth, past, and present coalesce. ~ Charlotte Du Cann Martin Shaw talks about the power of good storytelling to unleash our…

MUSA, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 369

This week Awesome Stories brings you MUSA, preventing blindness, and reforming our world. Coral Art MUSA is a unique art installation meant to further cooperation between the worlds of art and environmental science. MUSA is an underwater museum meant to restore the local habitat by providing a creative foundation to rebuild the sea life in the Cancun…

evolution, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 368

This week Awesome Stories brings you comfort, humanity’s choice, and wild faith. Cultivating Comfort Comfort can be found in the context of daily living. It is a grace. We just need to open our arms and receive it. ~ Colette Lafia Comfort seemed like a nice contrast to all the heavy stories I’ve been sharing. Especially with…

elephants, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 367

 This week Awesome Stories brings you trying, systemic changes, and remarkable elephants. Trying Yoda from Star Wars is famous for saying “Do or do not, there is no try” but Mandy Harvey wrote an original song that is all about trying and not giving up in the face of adversity. She lost her hearing due…