Each story we share holds a special place in our hearts because each of these humans are absolutely inspiring and incredible, but I think we all agree that this month’s story is an extra special one. Meet Mike Elvasky. Mike is 100 years old and we had the honor of hearing his story and gaining some of the wealth of wisdom he has to share. Whether it was his time serving in World War II, his many years as a farmer and orchardist, or his career as a teacher and educator, Mike shares with us what he has learned to value the most— friendship and generosity.
This is his story.
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Due to some logistical challenges, we weren’t able to record a podcast with an extended version of Mike’s story, however we have a special episode dropping on Friday, November 3 with a friendship expert where we dig into some of the themes Mike shared about here. Subscribe on your favorite listening platform so you don’t miss the episode!
SHOWNOTES & RESOURCES
We Should Get Together: The Secret to Cultivating Better Friendships: Looking to develop some deeper friendships like Mike shared about? We love this book from Kat Vellos on how we can create more meaningful and connected friendships.
Meetup: In his story, Mike mentions how finding friends with similar interests was a key part of the depth and longevity of his friendships. If you are looking to find other people who share your interests, try using Meetup to find connection through online and in-person events.
Veteran Resources: Access veteran programs, resources, and services through the Veterans Affairs Department. Veterans Crisis Line: (800)-273-8255.
Peer support for veterans, military and families through Vets4Warriors: (855)-838-8255