A year of stories. A year of courage, hope and inspiration. A year that is just the beginning. A book? More on that in a moment.
I’m not going to spend a lot of time reminiscing here – just a moment to reflect and to thank all of those who agreed to participate because Sunday has become the most fulfilling day of the week. Now mind you we are not at 52 posts, there have been 44 Sunday Series, but a calendar year has passed since my first Sunday Series. There have been some weeks I didn’t post, stories which for whatever reason fell apart, interviews that couldn’t be done at the last second because of circumstances, both the interviewees and my own. Sometimes life gets in the way…after all the other half of this blog is called, It’s Just About… Life, right?
Now as a tribute I could easily post the links to all 44 Sunday Series so far right on this page, but I won’t. You will have to wait for the book. At least that’s my idea right now, to turn this Sunday Series into my next book – Courage, Hope & Inspiration: The Sunday Series, with Mark Brodinsky. I’ve mentioned this idea out loud a few times, I believe it possible and I have an action plan I am creating… sometimes that’s all it takes, it can be just that simple. In my mind, and I hope yours, I believe it a worthwhile endeavour to share other people’s stories with the world and make them permanent inside the pages of a book. I think around the time we get to 50 posts on the Sunday Series would be a good time to start – maybe even before.
Understand I will need help, support (editing, graphic artist work, printing assistance, maybe even crowd funding) and permission from those inside these stories to agree to be part of the book, but I believe together we can create something special, something unique, something to stand for all time. The stories on this Sunday Series deserve such a showcase for others to be inspired by those who overcome, fight to survive, live through trying times, or are living their purpose.
But at the one year mark I figure it most appropriate to reprint the first Sunday Series – after all you never forget your first. More thought and detail on a book idea in the weeks and months to come – for now, thank you for the inspiration and the honor of sharing your stories with the world. Now a look back at the very first Sunday Series: Ian’s Story. Please click the link below:
Until next time, thanks for taking the time
Mark Brodinsky, Author, Blogger, Financial Services
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