teaching kindness, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 382

This week Awesome Stories brings you the power of creating connections. Making a Difference with Compassionate Teaching This teacher truly understands what is important. In this Daily Good article, Glennon Doyle Melton talks about discovering a teacher who has been quietly making a difference for her students ever since the mass shooting at Columbine. Rather…

puffy clouds, blog stats

Awesome Stories 380

This week Awesome Stories celebrates 4000 subscribers to my blog. Hurray for 4016 subscribers! Truthfully, I don’t spend much time or energy worrying about my blog stats. I do want to take this opportunity to mention how grateful I am that my blog continues to grow and reach more people. Ever since starting the blog,…

Brad's Tips, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 379

This week Awesome Stories brings you some homegrown wisdom. I actually created these tips over 25 years ago. Although I know many of these ideas, I don’t live them as well as I would like to. Which reminds me that although many of us have lots of good ideas and information, our real transformation only…

love, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 378

This week Awesome Stories brings you the power of less. Matt Kahn’s video about The Apathy of Options really resonated with me. Now I’m inspired to purge even more of my stuff to see if I can get to the place of only keeping what I truly love, need and use. I’ve been a minimalist,…

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…