Life Lessons

You Are A Story

7:00 PM

Everyone is a story. Each vital to the world. You are a story.

That person you sat beside on the bus or train, that little girl you saw sitting on her mom's lap at the park, that guy smoking a cigarette from the building across your office, or the homeless man you pass by every day near the subway, or the lady who got off the elevator as you're about to get in. All of them has a special story waiting to tell. They are stories for everyone to read.

You are a story yourself.

The world needs to hear your story more than you'll ever know.
They need to know your joys and heartaches.
They need to learn your lessons.

People need to see your scars to know that their wounds will someday heal too. 

They need to know they're not alone in their journey because someone out there is exactly on the same page. Or has been through what they're going through.

Make your story a beautiful one. One that even when you leave the world, those who have been privileged to get to know you will continue to tell with fondness and joy.

Don't leave the world confused because they're not sure which part of your story is true and which is just a show.

Don't leave the world worse than when you get here.

Aspire to live in such a way that strangers would wonder if there are more like you, and inspire them to be like you to another stranger.

Live in such a way that people will miss your absence, not rejoice over it.

Live in such a way that if you are a book, people will not only give you a five star review, but will keep re-reading your story. That if someone asks them for a recommendation, they will recommend your story.

Your story need not be known all over the world (although if you can, why not?).

As long as those around you are inspired and blessed by it, you're good.

Mother Teresa said, "Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you."

Never underestimate your story. If it can change one person, it can change the world.

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  1. We all have tales to tell and it's amazing how much comfort it can bring to someone who may be experiencing a similar situation but has nowhere to turn to


  2. YES! YES! AND YES! We are all a story with lives that in some way connect each of us to each other. Your insights Lux are spot on. Have an amazing day out there.

  3. Powerful thoughts here Lux.
    Yes everyone of us holds unique life story.
    I appreciate your encouraging words here today.
    Hearty Blessings to you

  4. Yes, there is a place for everyone's story. That's one of my favorite things about blogging.

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  6. Wow. That is profoundly beautiful. Thank you. You are so right. Everyone has a story, and it is their own story. Unique to them alone.

  7. Sorry, I forgot to add #dreamteam to my comment.

  8. I actually really loved this. We are all stories and I think it is important that everyone's gets read no matter the beginning, middle or end. Question I ask myself, is can I rewrite mine?
    thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime