Live Storytelling: Living in the Moment | Rosalyn and Mary Beth
Rosalyn and Mary Beth share their story of how they came to see the importance of living in the moment.
Here's the story of Rosalyn and Mary Beth's project together, done in collaboration with Starfire. Rosalyn and Mary Beth came with their team from Envision to learn from Starfire how to build connections through creative projects in the community.
Thanks to funding from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Rosalyn: It doesn’t matter what color you is God made you in a different way.
Mary Beth: Or what country you’re from, or what country you’re from or what religion you are. Everybody’s different.
Mary Beth: We’re all alike, disabilities, colors, skin, we’re all God’s children. Ros and I were involved in the community inclusion project which was a great chance to give Ros $250 to throw a party. We went to the west side brewery & company. And what we did, Ros invited a lot of people, she’s a library girl, so all her library friends were invited. I invited some of my friends and my family. We’re getting ready and a quarter after seven we’re thinking what’re we supposed to do. The party was supposed to start at seven, we didn’t know if people were going to show up. It was the coldest day of the year, and it was snowing and what we learned, what I learned is to live in the moment. So in that moment what we did was we decided we’re in this room, they have Pandora, we decided to dance instead of be nervous and wait for people to show up. Didn’t we Ros?
Rosalyn: Yeah we danced.
Mary Beth: So anyway, a quarter after seven I see my daughter coming in with the Skyline dip and everyone started coming. So Ros was on.
Mary Beth: Which what did you do then?
Rosalyn: I said hi to them, hi. And I hugged them, I missed you and happy to see them.
Mary Beth: And these are people she sees periodically but maybe once a year. The cool part is one person, was specifically Ros’ friend. And she was from the library and she came out on that cold night and Ros was so pleased to see that she showed up.
Rosalyn: Yeah *laughter* Yeah.
Mary Beth: it made her feel really good especially to see Laura.
Rosalyn: We know each other, a long time ago. And I said hi to her.
Mary Beth: About five years you’ve known her.
Rosalyn: Yeah I’ve known her five years.
Mary Beth: Through this experience we’ve learned, like I said, live in the moment. If one person showed up we still could have had fun. We could have gone to the bar and invited people to come in. There’s always a way. You know not to get upset or nervous about things that we don’t have any control over because things like that always happen. Ros through this, one of my friends has invited her to do lunch so they are going to go to lunch together. She now has a gift, her plaque to give to her friend Suzy whose her best friend at the library who couldn’t make It that night. One other thing, all her friends got to get together and meet each other and that was the positive.
Rosalyn: Yeah we talking, about different stuff.
Mary Beth: To sum it up I would say back to the live in the moment thing, not to be nervous or stressed, take a deep breathe. We can’t change things how they’re going to turn out and things always work out. It’s changed Ros and I were she’s a lot more friendly, of course she’s very friendly anyway, but she feels loved, that’s the main thing. She knows she's loved, and it was her gift to the community. She picked for those plaques to be made which was a beautiful thing. Right Ros?
Rosalyn: Yes, yes.
Mary Beth: Ok that’s pretty much it.
Audience: Thank you.
Rosalyn: You’re welcome.
BYOB(reakfast) Storytelling Event is sponsored by Contemporary Cabinetry East