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Stories

Collect and Share Stories This Season

Carol Foote, Development DirectorCarol Foote, Development DirectorA few times a year, I am fortunate to interview individuals who receive LifePath services so that we may share their story. We spend an hour (or more) asking and answering questions related to the project at hand, but much of the interesting content is revealed between the questions.  Without exception, I am astounded by the stories people have to share. 

During this holiday season, take time to ask about the life stories of those around you.

Recently I met with someone who is a veteran, worked as an executive chef in major metropolitan areas, was a wedding planner, had come back from the brink of death, is a historical reenactor, and has an amazing eye for decorating.  Seeing a whole person from the perspective of their stories, we can understand the richness each person possesses.  

When given the opportunity, people are generous with their stories and lessons that we can collect in our own mental libraries. During this holiday season, take time to ask about the life stories of those around you. Make it a point to learn something new from someone you’ve known for a long time. And be willing to share pieces of your own history. Everyone has value to add, no matter their age. That means you, too.

Show your appreciation for lives well lived by supporting LifePath programs and services. As you consider your calendar-year-end giving, please make those we serve a priority with a gift to LifePath by visiting us online at lifepathma.org/give or sending a donation to:

LifePath
Attn: Development
101 Munson Street, Suite 201
Greenfield, MA 01301

Wishing you a bright holiday season and new year. Thank you.