For the past few months, I’ve been fortunate enough to have my 6 word stories featured over on my friend Eli’s awesome blog, Coach Daddy. You may remember that we sang his praises back in July—if you haven’t checked this blog out yet, you really should: it’s quite wonderful.
I love the challenge that these posts pose. How do you sum up something that could potentially take pages to write or an hour spent chatting with a friend over coffee in just 6 words? This is especially hard for me as I am known for my posts that are thousands of words, but the process really forces to you think about the real heart of the story that you’re trying to tell.
When I sent my 6 Words submission over to Eli for this month’s post, he generously tossed out the idea of my daughter Zoey joining in as well. I immediately told him she’d love to be a part of it, simply because the prompt was so fun:
Who would you go back in time to hug? Continue reading “Going Back in Time: The Story Behind the Hug”
June marked the official beginning of summer and a sudden influx of sunny, hot days here in Colorado. This summer sunshine warmth found us feeling rather…well, nostalgic… around here (shocker, right?), so it’s no surprise that our internet finds this month really had a way of taking us back to simpler times, the ones where days lasted forever and everything seemed so much more “unplugged.”
It seems like we aren’t the only ones loving nostalgia these days… Continue reading “10 Things We’re Loving Online | June”
#rememberreminder: Say Thank You
Even though today’s Remember Reminder — Say Thank You — is probably one of the first things you remember being reminded to do as a child, it very well might be one of the most powerful and important lessons you’ve ever learned.
After extensive research back in 2007, author Robert Emmons found that expressing gratitude — our emotion that that relates to our ability to feel and express thankfulness and appreciation — has the ability to improve our mental, physical, and relational well-being. Being grateful can also impact our overall experience of happiness, and these effects tend to be long-lasting. This makes sense, because we all know how wonderful it makes us feel to say “thank you” to someone. It’s powerful to let someone know that they made a difference in your life, no matter how big or small their kindness or generosity or thoughtfulness may have been. Continue reading “Remember Reminder #7: Say Thank You”
Did you know nostalgia strengthens a sense of meaning in life? In fact, nostalgia provides all kinds of positive benefits you may not know about. Our goal here at The Nostalgia Diaries is to help you live a more simple, positive, and happier life by celebrating the past to create better days today.
One of the ways we do that is by sharing cool, interesting, remarkable, fun, helpful, positive, motivating content (mostly centered around nostalgia) that we find around the interwebs. We do that here on the blog with our Music on Mondays, our Throwbacks on Thursdays, our #RememberReminders on Friday, and our Everyday Nostalgia on Sundays. We do it every day on Facebook. And while we don’t generally share other people’s stuff on The Nostalgia Diaries’ Instagram feed, we see some great content posted daily by our followers and those we follow. Like these shoes that Christina Campbell at _christina.pearl_ recently posted: Continue reading “10 Things We’re Loving Online | May”
#rememberreminder: Wear Sunscreen
You can picture it: It’s the dog days of summer, and there you are, all suited up and ready to hit the pool. You grab your towel, goggles, and maybe even your Walkman (or maybe your Discman, your Zune, your iPod, or your iPhone — depending on what generation you grew up in) because a day at the pool isn’t complete without a splashin’ good set of tunes. You run out the front door to gather your friends, and just before it slams behind you, you hear your parents’ voices following not far behind:
“Remember to wear sunscreen!” Continue reading “Remember Reminder #6: Wear Sunscreen”