Learning About Our Families Through Storytelling.
Every family is unique. We all have stories that can help teach our children. Do we share them? Do we gather our young, and help them weather the storms of life? By using our own family traditions and stories we can give our children a "roadmap" to life.
Ancient tales warn us against 'crying wolf' too often. But what if 'crying wolf' again is truly the only way to save the sheep - no matter what has happened in the past?
When you think of Dr. Seuss you usually think of crazy characters, made up words and green eggs and ham. Every time I think of Dr. Seuss I think creativity and inspiration. Dr. Theodore Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904. My family likes to celebrate his birthday every year. We read his stories, eat a crazy themed meal and they always get a new book. One day while reading one of his books I realized all the great advice he gives and that it can pertain to so many things in our lives. Dr. Seuss gives great advice on genealogy.
If I were to stand boldly before you and with great and slightly unnerving earnestness state, “You have a story somewhere inside you that is important and powerful and would like very much to be told,” would you believe me?
I was doing laundry one day and a rock fell out of my eight year old daughter’s pocket. When she got home from school I asked her why she always has rocks all over. Why she love collecting so many rocks. Her answer amazed and inspired me. Brooklynn has many goals; one is to be a writer. I asked her to write down her answer, because it needed to be heard. The following is what she wrote.