I write on this blog, and share my life in pictures on Instagram, because I believe in the transformative power of telling our stories. Telling our stories is not only a way for us to process, heal and grow individually, but it’s also a gift we offer to others. It’s the best way I know to inspire hope, change and goodness.
I know some people who don’t think they have a story, that their lives are ‘regular’ or boring or somehow not special. And I know some people who think that their story isn’t worth telling until they’ve achieved success (however they define success). I also know some people who think that the story they experienced when they were 5 or 15 defines who they are today, and who they’re capable of becoming.
At times, I have believed all of these things about my own story. By practicing courage and learning how far-reaching love and compassion truly are, I’ve been able to untangle many of these thoughts, and others, I’m still working on.
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For the work in progress that is me, and you, I want to share this short prayer. I hope it will flow straight from my heart into yours: