Tuesday, March 25, 2014

What is your story?

People come and go in our lives.  Whether it be a fleeting moment, a season or a lifetime.  They can be young or old, rich or poor.. it does not matter… somehow they have touched us.

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What one question would you ask everyone you meet?

I would ask "What Is Your Story?"  
Everyone has their own unique story.  
There are billions of people in the world, and no two people are alike. 
Look around you.
The lady who delivers my mail or the grocery store clerk has a story. 
The kid buying candy out of a vending machine has his own story.  
The woman buying a bridal gown has a story.  
The man on the park bench reading a newspaper has a story. 
People who you pass by every day has a story.

Not only people you briefly see, but people who have come and gone in your life.
What are their stories? What led them to you?

I'm not talking about what you do for a living, how big of house you have
 or how many cars you own. 

I want to know about YOU!  
Where were you born and raised?
Do you have brothers or sisters?
What makes you smile? 
What is your biggest fear? What are your dreams?

I'll go first.
  • I was born and raised in a small town near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
  • I have two siblings, one who lives near and one who lives far.
  • The warm sun shinning on my face makes me smile.  Chubby little toddler hands holding mine makes me smile.  Seeing my children smile makes me smile.
  • My biggest fear is drowning.  When I was around eight years old, I was scared to go under the water in a pool. My father's solution of solving my fear was to hold my head under the water.  Needless to say, that terrified me even more.
  • My greatest dream is to travel to Europe. More specifically Scotland and Ireland.
Your turn.
  • Tell me about yourself and join us at Tuesday Coffee Chat.
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18 pretty purplexing comments:

  1. You are absolutely right - everyone has a story to tell. Since my parents are in a retirement home everyone you meet there has led a very interesting life.

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  2. I like you take on today's prompt. Here lately, I am lacking in imagination. It's gr8 to know you a little better. Now my turn. I was born & raised in southern WV. I have two birth siblings and one adopted sibling ~ all are younger than me. My brother by blood died in 2006. There are 9-years between my sister and me. My adopted brother is actually my 1st cousin. All of my family lives in either VA or WV. Usually, my DH makes me smile and the beautiful sunny sky. There is nothing like being outdoors to put in me in a happy mood. I think I am with you on drowning or suffocating. Sometimes I will have a bad dream where I can't catch my breathe. We all have to die someday, but I hope it's not either of these ways. I just want to go quietly in my sleep. Yeah, I'm not into a dramatic deaths. My biggest dream is to have a bigger home on a level spot surrounded by 10 acres of woods, maybe with a view of the mountains in the distance. Thanks for sharing a cup of coffee with me this morning!

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  3. How fun! I was born in a small town just outside of Memphis, TN. called Wynne, AR. and was raised in Hot Springs, AR. I have/had two older brothers. One died in 2002 at the age of 47 from stomach cancer. I haven't seen my other brother for almost 8 years, sadly enough. Being with my family makes me smile. My biggest fear is being completely out of control, such as riding roller coasters. My greatest dream is to appear on Broadway, though the likelihood of that ever happening is ZERO! :)

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  4. Love getting to know more about you.
    I was born & raised in Louisville, KY - Kentucky Derby baby! ... I have 1 brother who is 7 years older then me so we weren't really ever close. Plus, we're opposites. TOTAL.... My dogs makes me smile.... Biggest fear? Being alone in my old age.... Dreams? Able to continue my photography to a full time career :)

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  5. I was born in South Jersey in the farmlands. I have two sisters and a brother. My children's faces when they are filled with joy, a private glance from my hubby and a good book always make me smile. My biggest fear..not being able to help someone when they need me. My dreams are easy- to spend quality time with the ones I love and conquer my tbr pile, and to travel the world with my best friend(hubby) Great post, and I loved getting to know ya Tami!

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  6. Well this is a fun outlook! Love the way to answered this. I was born in Iowa but raised in Texas. I two older siblings whom live in others states. The laughter coming from downstairs makes me smile- my biggest fear is my cancer will return - my dream is to maybe one day write a book. We shall see.

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  7. Laughter from downstairs definately brings on a smile.
    I'm glad you are cancer free and I certainly hope it doesn't return!
    Write a book is a huge challenge and an awesome goal. Good luck to you!!

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  8. South Jersey isn't far from me.
    You must smile all the time considering how much you read. 😉
    I always want to help people too and feel sad if I cannot.
    Thanks for taking the time to tell your story!

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  9. Anywhere near Colonel Sanders and KFC headquarters? Todd and I met working at KFC as teenagers.

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  10. Broadway? Wow! Can you sing well? I can't sing (well, I can but it doesn't sound pretty).

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  11. I'm sorry about your brother passing away. That is sad to lose a sibling.
    I love being out doors, and would love to live surrounded by acres and acres of land. I add a horse or two grazing in the pasture. =)
    Thank you for sharing.

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  12. My grandmother is in a nursing home too. I love to listen to the stories of the residence. I think they enjoy telling them too.

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  13. haha! Actually, I used to work right down the road from there :)

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  14. Thank you for words of condolence. My brother made his peace with the Lord. I know I will see him again one day. :-)

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  15. Great answer! And I love that you told us some personal details. People can know so much about us on superficial level: eye colour, work, hobbies, our favourite Beatles song -- but that doesn't necessarily mean they "SEE" us. You know?
    And I suppose my first question is; on that Scotland tour are we going to all the Jamie Fraser sort of places? Because then I am coming with you. :)

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  16. I haven't seen my other brother for almost 8 years, sadly enough. Being with my family makes me smile. http://num.to/834-920-855-150

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  17. I'll make airline reservations right now! =)

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  18. There are 9-years between my sister and me. My adopted brother is actually my 1st cousin. All of my family lives in either VA or WV. Usually, my DH makes me smile and the beautiful sunny sky. There is nothing like being outdoors to put in me in a happy mood. I think I am with you on drowning or suffocating. http://qr.net/rtcX

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