This week, Annabelle has an objective. She wants to convince Laura that, “giving into grief can be a tiny victory.” In this episode, Annabelle celebrates the life of longtime friend Willie Garson, including an account of the beloved actor’s service that shows how, through his legacy, he put the “fun” in funeral. In addition, we’ve got two calls from the Tiny Victory Hotline, one of which tickled Laura so much she created a brand new category of victories that she calls F** It!
Things You Should Stop Worrying About This Week
Mentioned in the Episode
Nobody Ages Out is the adoption organization Annabelle mentioned that was championed by the late Willie Garson.
Nobody Ages Out (NAO) is a YGB-led movement to ensure that every young person in foster care will have a family long before they reach the dreaded age of 21 when they “age out” of care and are, in essence, left without family or any support.
Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss is the book Laura found helpful in the wake of her mother’s passing.
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Call the Tiny Victories Hotline: (323) 285-1675
We want folks to share their tiny victories on our hotline because, frankly, we’ll assume we’re just talking into the void every week and nothing matters. Prove us wrong. Did you finally do that thing you were putting off? Tiny victory! Reconnect with someone you haven’t been in touch with for ages? Victory! We only ask that you try to keep messages to under a minute so we’re able to play it on the show.
If you prefer, you can record a tiny victory on your phone and then email us the audio.
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About the show
Tiny Victories is the 15 minute podcast that pushes back on the notion that you have to “go big” or “go home”. Sometimes just going is the victory. Each week, hosts Annabelle Gurwitch and Laura House invite listeners to adopt a TINY victory frame of mind, and share tales of fleeting joys and minor accomplishments in this majorly messed-up world.
What’s your Tiny Victory? Annabelle and Laura invite audience members to share stories on the Tiny Victories Hotline. To send in your Tiny Victory, call (323) 285-1675 or record a voice memo of your victory and email the file to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Logo by Blake Newton.
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