Thursday, March 26, 2009

Community History Videos

Here are a couple more videos that give history of a community we've lived in. It is part of our family's history. Perhaps you can find videos or photos or stories of the places you have lived and gather more information for you family's story.





Friday, March 20, 2009

Personal History recorded in a News Video

Following is a video about a friend where she talks about her experience as a USO girl. I learned more about her from this news report. Personal history can be found in many ways. You may never have a news video made about you, but you might learn some history from news videos about people you know or places you have lived.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Favorite Family Sayings

Did your family have certain sayings that were repeated over and over? Most families do. Those sayings may be the basis of some of our beliefs. If your parents said, "Money is the root of all evil", you may struggle with having money because you believe it is evil. Maybe your mother said, "You kids are driving me crazy". Maybe she was a little bit crazy. If your parents said, "Love begins at home" then you probably feel love when you are home. I believe words have power, and I put up uplifting sayings throughout my home. A friend gave me a poster with the saying, "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care".
I still struggle with living this way as I often feel that I know what is best and just wish I could tell people how to live. Then I see that I really don't know everything. Maybe I can give good advice, but first I may need to convince others that I really care about them and want the best to be in their lives. So I post sayings around my home in the hope that I will be able to live my life according to those sayings.
I came across a way to put these sayings in your home within printing out sheets of paper that eventually fade, discolor, and tear. It is through vinyl lettering.
Here is a website with how to start your own business in vinyl lettering.
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Friday, March 6, 2009

Sometimes life goes by so fast. There is so much that needs to be done, that there is little time to stop and think. If you keep a journal or are trying to write your life story, you may find times when you don't have time to write anything or your entries may be very brief. Then there may be times when you can write long entries. Life doesn't seem to be evenly balanced. Even writing a blog, I find myself running out of time and energy to add to it. Then there are more calm times when I can spend a little time thinking and writing. That is the way life is and we need to deal with it. As you write think about the times that were so busy and full. Record the feelings you had during those times--like exhaustion, frustration, excitement. Record the feelings you had during calm times--like peace, gratitude, comfort, boredom, loneliness. The calm times can be the times to make up for what you couldn't do during the busy times. It is a good thing that life isn't always one way or the other. Writing about the different time of our lives can give us much needed perspective.