Our lives are a story, a fable about who we are, what we’ve lived through, where we are and where we’re going. An evolving tale about what we’re becoming.
And the beauty of it is this: we get to write the script. We get to choose how our life will unfold through the choices we make.
To write our script we must learn to own the sacredness of our lives—the good, the bad, and the in-between.
We must gain the courage to say to ourselves: This is who I am. This is what I believe. This is from whom I came and to whom I belong. Here are my roots. This is my soul, the essence of all that I am, woven and stitched into the epic of me.
So, write your story.
Take the frames from each period of your life, (young, middle-aged, and senior-aged) weave them together into your legend and then ask yourself a simple question: “How do I want my story to end?”
Life is sometimes that simple.
We can play victim and get the same results over and over, or we can take out a blank sheet of paper each day, pull out our pencil, and create our life’s plot.
So, take the good parts of your life and build upon them with gratitude.
Take the hurt and pain you’ve endured and complete the story about what wisdom you’ve learned.
Then teach others about that wisdom. Pay it forward.
Teach with loving kindness and gentleness through the story of your unfolding life.
What’s my story?
Do I own it? Can I claim it?
Where do I want my story to lead? How do I want it to unfold?