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Stories Are Our Building Blocks

Stories Are Our Building Blocks

What story or stories are you telling yourself right this moment about yourself, your past, your future? What kind of tales are you spinning about others? What myths do you hold about the world and the current state-of-affairs?

Today, Lee Ann looks at story and shares how she switches the script in order to tell better stories about herself and those around her.

From the Episode:


Two Birds (Lee Ann Hopkins)


There are two theologies that arise–

Two birds taking flight

from the clay below.

One rises in song,

One with broken wing.


The poor one pecking its fallen self

as the songbird hears only

the call of God’s whisper:

“Oh you are good–

You, oh lovely creature!”


Divinity offered mirrored

words to the limp:

“Darling, you are holy;

fly my sweet, my innocent!”

To which he finds a worm in the apple.


Then the showers come

and the showers go.

Will they reek destruction or

will there be flowers and a rainbow?

That, my friend, all depends on where your bird’s story begins.



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Written by Lee Ann Hopkins

Smile and the world smiles with you. That's the motto she lives by. Lee Ann is perfectly imperfect and unabashed about it even as she strives for higher and "better" every day. Both her can-do and her foibles are as fabulous as her smile. So take a moment and breathe in Lee Ann's "hooray" for today! Ms. Hopkins is the founder of The Hooray Daily and Hooray Living, a speaker, writer and do-gooder, who believe-it-or-not has been a public-interest attorney and clergywoman. No attorney jokes, please!;-) Well, on second thought...they really are delicious! Bring 'em on!

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