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Don’t Let Your Story Be Lost

September 13, 2013

“A life not documented is a life that within a generation or two will largely be lost to memory.” (see mormon.org/family-history)

While we are so busy living, sometimes I think we don’t bother to record the stories of our lives because we discount their importance in the circle of life to echo Disney’s movie The Lion King.  I submit that everyone matters and everyone has unique contributions to share with each other and with the world.

Following that reasoning, our stories about our lives matter too. So why risk losing your story because you don’t tell it, whatever your reason? Sure some of us may be fortunate to have others write great stories about our unforgettable lives but probably most of us won’t. And even if someone else writes your story, they cannot write it the way you would.

Here are compelling reasons for you to write your own life story:

  • No one knows your story like you do
  • No one sees the world exactly like you do
  • No one knows the your challenges like you do
  • No one know your strengths like you do
  • No one knows your heart like you do
  • No one knows your secret joys like you do
  • No one knows your secret sorrows like you do
  • No one knows you quite like you do

If you can’t write about every part of your life right now, write now about the parts you can. Then later, add another part of your story, and continue to add stories until you have told your full life story in your own way.

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