January 28, 2019

Pennies from Heaven

After 43 years of marriage, native Texan Reg Stark lost his wife, Linda, to cancer. Ever since, he has been finding pennies everywhere he goes. Stark believes each coin he discovers is a sign that Linda is still with him and still looking out for him.
January 7, 2019

In Giving I Connect With Others

In grieving the death of her daughter, novelist Isabel Allende finds inspiration in the life of service her daughter led, and comfort in the love Allende was able to give her in death.
April 30, 2018

Pieces of Me

When a close friend was diagnosed with cancer, Kim Trevisani thought of all the little things her friend would miss while in the hospital. Today, Kim has come to appreciate the little moments of her daily routine, because those small details are what make up her life.
December 4, 2017

Four Sisters in Life and Death

When Elynne Chaplik-Aleskow’s youngest sister, Ivy (second from left), died in a plane crash at age 16, the remaining siblings decided to always honor the love they had shared. In doing so, Chaplik-Aleskow (far right) believes Ivy lives on in the hearts of her family and friends.
September 3, 2016

There Is More To Life Than My Life

When the family cat dies, Jamaica Ritcher has to explain to her two-year-old daughter what happened. In searching for an explanation of death, Ritcher finds a belief to guide her life.
May 16, 2016

Nobody Can Walk the Trail Alone

From the 1950s series, bestselling writer Louise Dickinson Rich tells how a family tragedy challenged her notions of strength and independence. But when she accepted the help of her neighbors, Rich found a greater connection to humanity.
April 18, 2016

A Way to Honor Life

Nurse Cortney Davis frequently encounters grief. For years, she sought to counter it with cheer and consolation, but now believes grief is to be embraced as a way of honoring of the fragility of life.
July 2, 2015

Small Acts of Kindness

I believe in small acts of kindness. Kindness from strangers and loved ones alike. Some small act of kindness, something that can seem so small to you can make someone's day better. This is something my nephew taught me many...
June 17, 2015

Leaves of Grass

I believe in Leaves Of Grass. Not the individual dew gathered newborn grass that makes our skin itch and rash after too much of its touch, but the religious and spiritual leaves of grass that Walt Whitman delivers in his...