I want to hear your story too. I work in an environment, rich with history and stories that need to be told. Yet, when asked, many of the residents simply say, my life wasn't worth talking about.
All of us have a life worth talking about. Something you know, believing it is nothing special, could change my life. Some advice from your years of life, lived far longer than I. So, tell me about yourself.
For so long, I felt the same way. Like my life wasn't worth much of anything. One day I said as much during my prayer time. Was I in for the ride of my life. Not only did God take offense, He proceeded to show me what this life He gave me meant.
He took me back in dreams, memories and epiphanies of these events. Showed me things I'd never seen before. Ways he used me in other people's lives. It was humbling and fascinating at the same time. I do have something valuable to say, to do, to be.
So do you, if you've lived at all. . .if you've learned anything from that life lived. Speak about it. We want to hear. It was a real eye opener to me, to learn, others wanted to hear what I had to say.
When someone asks you about yourself, they really want to know. Tell them, share yourself. I have come to the conclusion, to keep your life to yourself is selfish. Someone once told me, to shun having my photo taken was to rob my future relatives of seeing who I was. This changed my perspective of looking at what I felt was an ugly image. You may not see it that way.
It's the same with your story. If you don't share it, what good can come of it? You are robbing the world of all the lessons, the richness and beauty of who you are and have been. Fantasizing the freedom to tell my story without apology.