Photo by xybermatthew. Feature photo: jblyberg.

THIS THANKSGIVING, the great organization Story Corps is declaring November 28, 2008 the first annual National Day of Listening.

From their website:

This holiday season, ask the people around you about their lives — it could be your grandmother, a teacher, or someone from the neighborhood. By listening to their stories, you will be telling them that they matter and they won’t ever be forgotten. It may be the most meaningful time you spend this year.

We at Matador agree that listening to the stories around us–and helping to share them–makes for a richer, more connected and meaningful world. We encourage everyone to participate in the National Day of Listening . . .simply by recording a conversation with a friend or loved one (check the video guide below).