Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Why should we tell our stories

I love to hear of people's lives and the journey that brought them to where they are today.

This Blog is my way of telling some of my life as it flows, stops, coagulates and takes me along many a road. Some of these are bumpy, some are smooth, many turns in others with a few hairpin bends thrown in. All in all I am still on that road and will continue to record and share my travels and hope someone stops me along the way to say "Hi" as I do love a chat.

"We all have a story to tell whether we publish it or keep it for just ourselves or family; allow yourself to be heard."
 Everyone, at one time or another, has wanted to express his or her story. Writing a memoir to read privately, share with family or friends, or publish is an emotionally satisfying way to gain perspective on your experiences while sharing your unique voice. We’ve all experienced feelings and events in our lives that we are longing to write down. Giving in to that urge can give you an outlet for purging any frustration, anxiety, or long-dormant feelings. No one else has to read it. You may even want to write your story without reading it right away. Satisfying the need to tell your story is not predicated upon your writing ability. It does, however take effort to write down the truth in detail. Your memories, captured on paper as descriptive scenes, sights, sounds, and scents, may at first seem disconnected or incomplete. But rest assured that you possess the ability to shape your recollections into stories. 
veryone wants to be heard. Reading your story to others can meet that need. Writing your story can also help you understand your life experiences. And when you finish writing, you may be surprised at what you have accomplished. Your story can encompass as much or as little of your life as you prefer. You may surprise yourself with new insights, or you may find yourself exploring your roots, your identity, and your future through your words. Allow your writing to guide you and write as truthfully as possible. Don’t worry about what others will think of your personal journey, your style of writing, or your words.
Research has shown that writing a personal narrative filled with feelings and perceptions can create long-term health benefits. As you write, remember to have compassion for yourself, particularly when writing about traumatic events. If you are a young person, you can add to your life story as you grow older. Your writing may help family members know you better, or they may understand themselves more through reading about your experiences. More importantly, you are expressing yourself in a permanent way, giving a gift to yourself, and letting your voice be heard. 

They have such gems and pearls of wisdom as this one above!
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Thank you for stopping by, I do appreciate it


Linda said...

Always happy to meet you on your journey and to share a story or two. Life is much happier when shared.

Hope the bumps on your road are not too large and insurmountable for you- remember that life is a journey not a destination.

Love and hugs,

Lynne said...

I am hoping that some of these bumps are mud puddles so I can hop in for a splash around.
Waste not an opportunity to play