Series: Words That Speak to Me

The Fish Tank

March 13, 2013

Lynette Badasarian, of Littleton, blurted out a phrase one day and it has become an expression her family uses regularly.

Bears & Discretion

March 6, 2013

Michelle Stone, of Evergreen, shares a Shakespeare quotation that calmed her down after a wild animal encounter.


February 27, 2013

Jaime Gilliland, of Lone Tree, shares a saying that started during a camping trip when she was growing up.

Ship It To Yourself

February 20, 2013

Kristie Young, of Crawford, gave new meaning to words she heard in an airport security line.

Use It Up

January 30, 2013

Benjamin Graham, of Golden, shares a quotation he tries to live by and has even built a career on.

Never Really Ready

A line from the TV show "Dancing with the Stars" really hit home for Charley Ault, of Arvada.

January 23, 2013

What You Know For Sure

January 16, 2013

This week's words of wisdom were passed down to Dr. John Bloor, of Englewood, by his father.

Pull Up Your Pants

January 9, 2013

Kathleen O'Brien, of Arvada, shares the phrase that has helped her get through life's rough patches.


January 2, 2013

Jill Richman, of Wheat Ridge, shares a saying that applies as much to children as to politicians.

Hide & Watch

December 19, 2012

Jessica Bertram, of Aurora, explains how her mother's saying taught her to become a little more patient.

How We React

December 12, 2012

Dick Kutz, of Lakewood, fractured both hips and shares a quotation that has helped him cope.


December 5, 2012

Christopher Gomez, of Denver, shares this straightforward saying with many of his friends, including Bridget Stroh.

Go Slow

November 28, 2012

When Ronald Cosseboom, of Arvada, is in a hurry, he reminds himself of something his father used to say.

Take Pie

November 21, 2012

A piece of advice from childhood eventually led Fran MacKenzie on an ocean adventure.


November 14, 2012

Craig Eley, a judge in Denver, often turns to a quotation from a former justice of the US Supreme Court.

How Good It Is

October 24, 2012

Judy Oberer, of Boulder, was deeply moved by words spoken at her son’s Bar Mitzvah.

A Small Town Girl

October 17, 2012

Stephanie Hanshaw, of Ouray, shares a quote that helped her adapt to living in a much bigger place.

The Jefferson Memorial

October 10, 2012

Amaria Meherab, of Broomfield, found the words that speak to him during a visit to the nation’s capital.


October 3, 2012

Beth Bryant, of Denver, shares a saying that helped her mom overcome adversity, and helped her do the same.

Still Walking

September 26, 2012

Shortly after she was diagnosed with MS, Amy Olson, of Denver, happened upon a life-changing quotation.

This Is It!

September 19, 2012

Brent Rimel, of Edwards, was taken aback when he first heard this saying from his father, but it sunk in and has become important in raising his own kids.

The Volcano

September 12, 2012

Susie Backer, of Lakewood, thinks the meaning of life can be summed up by a line from the 1990 romantic comedy “Joe Versus the Volcano.”

The Facts of Life

September 5, 2012

Dan Lipp, of Fort Collins, shares a saying that has improved his life at home and at work.

Planting a Seed

August 29, 2012

Missy Mish, of Denver, works with people who are homeless. She shares a quotation that uplifts her.


August 22, 2012

Naomi Erickson, of Lakewood, was a single mother. When she was afraid of not making ends meet, she would repeat a bible verse to herself.


August 15, 2012

Katie Silver, of Montrose, turns to a quote when she feels judgemental.

A Father's Wisdom

August 8, 2012

Stephen Axelrod, of Denver, shares a maxim that’s “ingrained in his DNA.”

My Boss' Advice

August 1, 2012

Charles Lang, of Highlands Ranch, heard an expression many years ago, at work, that sticks with him today.

The Person Working

July 25, 2012

David Hall, of Fort Collins, tells us a line his family uses frequently. It was first spoken in their kitchen.

It Goes Like It Goes

July 18, 2012

Karyl Chalfin, of Centennial, shares the song lyrics that inspired her late father, and have come to inspire her.


July 11, 2012

Robert Daley, of Ridgway, shares a quote that reminds him to be kind... even to rude people.


June 27, 2012

In our new weekly series, Peter Arts, of Boulder, shares words from his mother, who was part of the Dutch resistance in World War II.

The Debut!

June 20, 2012

Leah Iknayan, of Denver, kicks off our new series about sayings that guide people’s lives.

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