Monday, March 9, 2015

Tell Your Story

We all have a story. If you are in the habit of sharing your story through writing, you have probably heard some interesting comments or been asked impertinent questions. 

"Wow! Your life must be more interesting than mine!" 

"You must have more free time than I do to spend so much time writing about yourself." 

"Why do you think anyone cares about your life?" 

"Why do you think your story is important enough to share with strangers?" 

If you are like me, you may not be sure how to answer these questions, but you are pretty sure that the person means to put you in your place. Knock you down a peg or two. But don't let the comments and questions bother you! I encourage you to keep writing. Keep telling your story. 

We all have a story, and we all tell our stories in different ways. 

We tell our stories through words, photographs, melodies, and art. We tell them through movement, action and reaction. We build relationships through our stories. They help us to understand and be understood. 

Our stories help us process the past. They give us insight into what we should do and what we shouldn't. Stories compel us to move forward and (hopefully) live a better life. Stories are what we leave behind for people that we will never meet. They are our history and our heritage. 

Through our stories we teach, inspire, and transform. 

Continue to share your story. It matters. 

If someone gives you a hard time about you telling your story, don't let it get you down or stop you from sharing your story. They are exposing part of their story to you with their comments and questions, and they probably don't even realize it! 

We are our story because the story is life. 

What is your story? 
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