Suffering from Alzheimer’s, Aniiyah’s mother forgot who she was. Instead of letting this upset her, Aniiyah took it as a lesson. Here’s what she learned.
Category: Real-Life Stories
As Jason was walking in Plaza St-Hubert, he saw a homeless man in a wheelchair. This is his short story about sorrow, compassion, and human connection.
One woman’s shocking, tragic Me Too story, and her struggle, decades later, to integrate her experiences into a society where women believe in their own strength.
As Lauren was struggling to integrate motherhood into her chaotic lifestyle, she was laid off. At first, she saw it as the ultimate failure, but it turned out to be an incredible gift.
For years, Carol was glued to her Christmas traditions. Although they brought her joy, they also brought undue stress. This past Christmas, she decided to do something different.
When Claudia couldn’t afford to buy her kids Christmas presents, she was crestfallen. But how her kids responded to the news taught her a valuable lesson.
“She is my Mother. She birthed me and gave me life. And I will birth her into the next one.”
“Some say we’re wired for selfishness. But what I did that night felt good—better than any self-indulgence. …Maybe we’re wired for kindness too.”
“Journaling allows me to see myself in the process of becoming me. I remember who I was, recognize who I am, and realize who I can become.”
“As I write this, I am crying again. I can almost feel his sweet breath against my cheek and feel his heart beating against my chest.”