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Welcome to A Remarkable Thought: A short story podcast to engage your mind and lift your spirit—a production of changeyourmindchangeeverything.org. In a world that runs on 5G, caffeine, obligations, shoulds, shouldn’ts, woulds, and wouldn’ts we’ve created a space where you can relax, laugh and think for yourself. Each week we will bring you a refreshing escape where your mind can wander in a thoughtful story as you visit wonders yet to be considered. At the end of every show, we will leave you with a quality question to ponder. This week's story is an original story by Adelaide's Sanctuary by Erica Brock read by Jami Amerine
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Adelaide lay upon her canopy bed holding a cold compress to her cheek. She waited for the pain to subside but the chilly fabric could not soothe the throbbing wound that went deeper. This most recent strike from her father bruised the center of her heart.
She rested her head on her pillow and let the tears flow and the memories of better times come flooding back. It was five years ago that she was a small child of six. She was wearing her favorite blue dress and sitting upon her grandpa’s knee as he read her his favorite Bible stories…
“Once you can read for yourself, Addie, you will learn many stories. They will guide you through each path of your life.” Adelaide’s eyes grew wide and she smiled. “More stories of war, and plagues?” Grandpa laughed heartily and smoothed her ruffled hair. “Oh, Addie. Perhaps tomorrow we will move ahead to some tamer stories. Your father would not want you learning to be a warrior. It isn’t proper training for a young English lady.” He gave her a wink. She sighed. “I guess you are right, Grandfather. But, let us never stop reading.” He smiled down at her...
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