Compassion & Unexpected Connections | A Gypsy's Kiss - Chapter 16 | Our Story Your Story

Our Story Your Story

11-08-2023 • 47 min

Welcome to "Our Story Your Story," a series where authors Shelley Carney and Toby Younis bring you captivating chapters from the novel "A Gypsy's Kiss." In this episode, join us as we dive into Chapter 16, where teenage Miguel embarks on a motorcycle journey through Texas, only to find unexpected warmth and kindness from an older woman he meets at a Hamburger Stand.

Throughout this chapter reading, we'll explore the compelling themes of compassion and unexpected connections. Witness how the empathetic waitress, who invites Miguel to stay the night at her house, creates a profound bond, transcending generational gaps.

As we delve into the narrative, we'll unravel the importance of empathy, community, and finding belonging in the most unexpected places. Shelley and Toby will highlight the significance of human connections in shaping life's journey and the power of being a good listener to make a difference in someone's life.

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00:01:21 Motorcycle ride ends with satisfying meal at Billy Bob's.

00:03:50 Unexpected encounter leads to a dinner invitation.

00:17:00 Unbiased views shift after card game.

00:19:43 Familiarity and comfort made it easy.

00:22:57 "Compassion, empathy, and trust in people's goodness."

00:26:25 Doing good feels good. Help others.

00:31:23 Express compassion and empathy in the present.

00:34:27 Take initiative, offer assistance, follow through.

00:39:20 Emotional Facebook story about kind cab driver.

00:41:37 Slave turned Union captain becomes successful politician.

00:45:23 Catch next week's chapter on Miguel inside the house with Lizette, and don't miss out on previous chapters. Stories, community, compassion, empathy.

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