ELDERBOOK

I. Rom

By BenD | Apr 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

1907-2008 (Age 101) – Kelowna “Daar alleen kan liefde wonen, daar alleen is ‘t lever schoonWaar men still en ongedwongen, alles voor elkander doet “ Translation:“Love can only be present. Beauty can only exist,there, where everyone does everything for each other,quietly and unconditionally”

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Doug D

By BenD | Feb 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Age 69 – Resident of North Okanagan Loved this from the first time I encountered it and it guides me like a flashlight when I keep aware of it. Yesterday is a memory, Tomorrow is a possibility, Today lived well makes every yesterday a satisfying memory and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Stay your […]

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Cecil D

By BenD | Feb 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Age 94 – Resident of Okanagan Valley, BC Cecil often says “Mind over matter” which I interpreted as being tough minded. I now realize that he is speaking to more than that and a better wording is “mind before matter” or “mind precedes matter” which explains to me the truth of materializing anything, first the […]

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Yaroslaw S

By BenD | Feb 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Passed at Age 67 in Okanagan Valley, BC For every opportunity missed there is another one coming. Don’t focus on what is missed, watch out for what’s coming or you’ll miss it as well.

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Mary S

By BenD | Jan 31, 2021 | 6 Comments

Age 91 – Resident of North Okanagan, BC Through the many tasks of fulfilling the responsibilities to my family and to each other as neighbours, a caring community was established. Rural life in those days was challenging and we needed each other. Working together, singing together and my faith in God carried me through.

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Barbara D

By BenD | Jan 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Age 91 – Resident of North Okanagan, BC I am richer today than I was yesterday when I have laughed, given something, forgiven and released more, made a new friend, made a stepping stone of a stumbling block, thought more in terms of thyself than myself, in we than me, taken the moments to recognize […]

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The Fear of Success

By BenD | Apr 29, 2020 | 1 Comment

I want to speak on something that is very much related to my hesitation starting this project in the first place. Throughout my life, I’ve had difficulty following through with different passions and interests, to pursue things fully and really commit.  When exploring this, It struck me that maybe this hasn’t been about fearing failure, […]

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The Virus of Fear

By BenD | Apr 12, 2020 | 1 Comment

Quit giving your power away! Fear is the virus! PAUSE before you REACT to those statements, let me elaborate on what I mean. During this crisis, every time I’ve been gripped by fear or felt that I shouldn’t share my truth out of fear of judgement or offending someone it’s as though I get a […]

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