Tuesday, November 25, 2008

National Day of Listening

 National Day of Listening.

From their website:

This holiday season, ask the people around you about their lives — it could be your grandmother, a teacher, or someone from the neighborhood. By listening to their stories, you will be telling them that they matter and they won’t ever be forgotten. It may be the most meaningful time you spend this year.

It's a perfect time to plan to do some listening to family members this week as we in the US celebrate our Thanksgiving holiday (and there's no time like now wherever you live on this globe). The idea here is to actually record your family member, friend, teacher, etc., sharing a story with you (use a computer, tape recorder, video camera, etc. - so much of our technology these days lends itself to this project). Since many of you that read this blog are scrapbookers a natural extension would be to document this experience through words and photos on a layout.

Click on "participate" to download their "Do It Yourself" guide. Super helpful with a step-by-step list to follow.

There is also an online question generator to help you with some ideas.

Listening, sharing, documenting...awesome. You never know if this may be the last opportunity to gather a story from someone you love. Take advantage of this opportunity.

This excerpt from Ali Edwards' blog. Thanks for the info Ali!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! May it be safe  + Grate-FULL.


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