Telling stories is really cheap therapy. Pick any point in your life where something interesting or pivotal happened. Setting the stage with some background, tell that story. By its end you’ll find a message worth appreciating, worth re-telling.
I told a story recently – it was a speech I did at my home Toastmasters club, going back to ‘first grade days’, the influence of one kid, on ‘what life was like at his house’ and how that influenced me; when I started telling that story I wasn’t certain what it’s message really was. By the end it became abundantly clear to me and to my audience. Much like writing this column each day. Sometimes I know where I’m going. More often I don’t know where I’m going, but the ‘writing down of things’ shows me the way.
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