EVERYONE has a story. Are you willing to listen?
As I continue to write, I become even more aware that blogging is all about storytelling. It’s putting one’s struggles, passions, victories, heartbreaks, family situations, etc…along with expression and a plethora of adjectives separated into paragraphs for the world to read.
What is your story?
The older we get the more stories we have to tell. Being I’m 47 years old, I’m at no lack for a good story. My favorites are those that make people laugh. Somedays, I wish I could have been a comedienne. My family used to think I was funny. No more. However, now that the boys are older and have significant others, I have a new audience. The girls laugh and find my “schtick” amusing while the husband and boys roll their eyes and tell the girls not to laugh at me. They say “it eggs her on.” Fact is, I have made each and everyone one of them all belly laugh and “Laughing is my favorite.”
What makes a story worth reading? Better it be fact or fiction? Short or long? Drama or action? And so on…
Personally, I am a “true story” person. I enjoy a good documentary on occasion. As I mentioned in earlier blogs, I love when there are pictures to go along with the words. In fact, if another blogger wouldn’t have given me some “constructive criticism”, I would still include a photo with every paragraph.
I get distracted. In fact, from second grade on I always had the box checked on my report card that said “does not follow directions”…I can only read so many words on a page without illustrations or photos for so long. I call it “creative divergence.” I love to cook and hate to bake for this very reason. Baking requires you follow directions. Cooking…the sky is the limit! Rarely do I ever follow a recipe. I always find at least one thing I want to change, add or take away. So all that said, I like a true story with captive photographs and creative writing…I think of it as, “Authentic Storytelling for Adult Children.”
Whatever your “story” may be, know that it is important!
Thoughts for today…
- We are all on a journey and have stories to tell.
- It’s important to listen to other peoples stories.
- Choose JOY everyday!