“Class, I’d like you take out a pencil and paper and begin work on your story.”
Remember those creative writing assignments you had in school?
The entire class was given a subject, a setting and a problem and from these three items, you had to construct a story. The beginning was always the hardest, as most beginnings are, but in no time, you hit your stride. Some stories were fanciful, some exciting, some sad. And while they were all different, they were all the same in that each story was directed by the hand that wrote it.
We’re grown up now. Many have left the world of creative writing assignments far behind, while others of us still like to dabble. But it doesn’t matter if we never put pen to paper again…
For we all still have a story. Every one of us. It’s the story of who we are; it’s the story of Life: disappointments and joys, struggles and dreams.
Some stories fill a 10,000 page 3-volume set, while others happily fill the pages of a small pocket digest.
But no matter the size of the story, they all share a common thread:
They are ALL important.
They are ALL worth telling.
They ALL matter.
But the similarities don’t end there. For the biggest similarity, the thing we ALL have in common, is that the ending to the story has not yet been written. It might seem, at times, that it has, but if you could look far enough in the back of the book, you’ll see nothing but blank pages. Beautiful, clean, blank pages waiting for you to fill.
And no one can write your story for you. That’s the beauty of it. You get to decide what goes on those pages. And if you make a mistake, if you come up with a better idea, you can always change it.
Your story matters.
Because it’s about you.
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