The Power of Story Week 2: The Places I’ve Called Home
Recently, I came across photos of my childhood home. The images brought back a flood of memories:
- The couch
- The bare wooden stairwell
- My swing set
- Harvest gold cafe-style curtains in the kitchen
- My tricycle
- Our fireplace where I posed for my 3-year-old birthday photo
I laughed with my sisters as we pored over the pictures and listened intently as dad told us stories.
And then, this week I helped move my newlywed son and his sweet new bride to another state to attend graduate school. I couldn't help but do a tour in my mind of each home and apartment my son has lived. A flood of memories washed over me and I couldn't help but be grateful for this next step in his life.
“There is magic in that little word, home; it is a mystic circle that surrounds comforts and virtues never known beyond its hallowed limits.”
Who lived in the home with you… How big was the yard… What do you remember about your neighbors… What was your favorite room… why?
These questions and many more can be found in the “Places I’ve Called Home” Mini Story Starter, and for a limited time, as a Mom it Forward reader, you can download it for free.
Pull out some old photos, take a tour in your mind of the places you’ve called home. Get your FREE download and watch for next week's post as we move to another chapter in your story.
When was the last time you looked through old photo albums? What were your favorite pictures?
Check out other posts in our Power of Story series:
- Part 1: Power of Story Intro
- Part 3: When I was Little
- Part 4: Where I Come From
- Part 5: My Interests and Passions
For over 20 years, Carol Rice has been a national presenter, lecturer, author and conducted hundreds of workshops and training events about the power of storytelling. Yet, she has been living it her entire life as the daughter of an avid genealogist, Carol learned first hand the importance of bringing our heritage to life through the power of story. She currently serves as President of a storytelling and family history publisher, Cherish|Bound. She produces an annual event called [email protected]. Has served as Outreach Executive Director for Timpanogos Storytelling Institute and Finance Chair of the National Storytelling Network. Everyone has a story - Carol's mission is to help you tell yours. Find her on facebook, follow her on twitter: carolrice or email: [email protected]Featured image courtesy of Flickr.
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