Why Tell Your Story?

Telling your story is a rewarding exercise that benefits the entire family, right through the generations.

As Mark Twain said,
“There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.”

The benefits abound:

  • As you reflect on your life, you’ll gain valuable insights that escaped  you at the time.
  • You’ll set an example for others as you recount the hardships you have overcome and the triumphs you experienced.
  • You’ll be able to set the record straight, making sure others understand how and why things really happened.
  • You can honestly and compassionately say  what  you thought and felt about people and events in your life, and perhaps put bothersome things to rest.
  • You’ll be able to express your values and how they guided you throughout your life.
  • You can thank those who came before you, even if  they are no longer here.
  • You can make a clean breast of things, if anything needs to be cleared up.
  • Your children and grandchildren will be fascinated by the unimaginable (to them) tales of your childhood.
  • You’ll leave a record of a life well-lived, a priceless gift for those who love you and come after you.



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