What is Your Story
Have you noticed a common buzz word today is story. You hear it often when people ask, “What is your story?” or when someone wants to share their story. You may not think so, but people need to know your story, because I believe everyone’s story is special and in sharing it you will help others and believe it or not, you will help yourself.
A definition of story is an account of imaginary or real people and events told for entertainment, or an account of past events in someone’s life. The problem with that is often our story is not entertaining and past events are hard to rethink, much less re-tell.
Do you find it hard to tell your story? Maybe you don’t know where to start or you are afraid others will not see it from your perspective?
In another blog post I recently read, storytelling is highlighted to help patients with hypertension get better. That’s right, storytelling can be medicine to you. Patients who listened to stories lowered hypertension levels. The entire article can be read here.
In our struggles, sometimes we just need to tell our story to someone who will listen. I’ve started telling my story here. I purpose to not give advice, unless asked, not judge ever, but just listen to what needs to be said. In telling your story, you may be able to get past the past and move forward to your future.
Laughter (which is often found in storytelling) makes good like a medicine. Proverbs 17:22
Share your story with me in the comments below! I'd love to hear from you.