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What's Your Story?!

A dear woman, I’ll call her Elinore, told me about how when her good friend died of an illness, quite suddenly, it seemed like she had vanished from the face of the earth not leaving much behind her. Her room-mate called Elinore saying that if she was not going to come and pick up her art, he would just take it out to the street. Her family, who lives abroad, was able to get to her death-bed only a week before her departure. Basically in time to pick up her ashes and spread them on the beach she most liked to visit.

The stories of death in our lives always (I hope so!) make us think about life.

Do you know where the lady who passed away lives on?

She lives on in the stories!

She lives on in the story Elinore told me about who she was and what her wishes were. She lives on in her family’s stories about childhood and pivotal events. She lives on in the stories that come with her artwork.

Stories bring us to life. Indeed, these stories can make life miserable or happy. One way or another, stories give us meaning.

Have you ever thought about how your life would look like without stories?

If you lose your story of how your future will turn out bad and things are not going to happen as you wanted them to - you’ll be happier.

If you lose your story of how you’re going to succeed, and how you are simply made for getting what you worked so hard for - you’ll be sad, or hopeless.

What is the most important story you tell yourself that you don’t want to lose?