Friday, May 20, 2022

The Power of Stories

                

                          It's gonna be hot today... mid 90s. 

But, at least I live in a place that I don't have to go far to do most things. 

This morning we had a motivational, life-coach guy speak to us in the community room and I am so glad I went. 

                         He spoke on The Power of Stories. 

We all have stories. Our stories may all be different but they tell who we are, for the experiences we have had is what shapes our lives. 

The speech was very inspirational and when he finished, each person in the audience turned to the person next to them and shared stories about themselves. 

How much easier it will be to have conversation with others if we know their 'story'. 

I guess that's why I like blogging. We share stories, trials and happy times, too. That makes us friends and members of a community. 

Unfortunately, I find that a lot of people do not know how to have a conversation. While you are talking, they are not listening but rather forming in their own minds the story they want to tell you. I find that sad. 

Let us all LISTEN... Be interested in what people have to say, give people value, appreciation and care. The world will be better for it. 

                                        

10 comments:

  1. You are so right about people not listening. It is such an important part of conversation.

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  2. Love this…I really like the blogs where the blogger responds to each comment…recognizing that readers gave opinions…

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    1. Oh geez, I don't usual do that. I love every comment but arthritis in my hands limits my typing so I skip that. Forgive, please.

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  3. I too believe in the power of stories... everyone has a story. Our stories may be very different or very similar - but they all matter.

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  4. Stories are wonderful whether we read them or hear them, and like yourself, Latane it is one of the many reasons I enjoy blogging. It gives me the space to write about things that interest me and maybe others too.

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  5. Hi Latane! Thanks for stopping at my blog. I'm happy to meet you.
    I agree that stories have power and it's always good to learn other people's stories.
    It's also true that too often people are thinking of what to say instead of listening.

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  6. Indeed! We are each a library of knowledge and stories for sure!

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  7. What a great speaker and a chance to share. When I was a teacher I would often have students share with each other so that way everyone has a chance to share. The speaker should have said first "think about a story you'd like to share" and then given everyone time to think of one before sharing with a neighbor.

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  8. I admit I'm sometimes guilty of forming my response while the other person is talking. Taking the time to really listen is an art - a discipline - that I'm still working on.

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