Every single day of our lives, we are surrounded by stories, stories that empower us or devastate us, stories true, stories manipulated, and stories that are absolute fabrications. It’s true now, and it has been as long as there have been listeners captivated by a good tale.
But you know what? You can claim your stories. Capture every piece of them, from the moments of fear to the moments of awakening to the moments that drive you to action to the moments that send you back to your family and friends, hugging them tighter than ever.
Eleanor Roosevelt, Frederick Douglass, Anne Frank… so many before us have told their stories and changed the world. It’s your turn.
For journal prompt #10, the last in this #WriteItDown series, begin with today’s date. Then write to your future self: what can we learn from this moment in history? The past months. The past weeks. What is essential that we can never forget. There is so much to tell. There is so much that is difficult to put into words. But try. There are so many ways to respond to the world right now. Picking up your pen is just one. But it’s a start.
This may be the last prompt in this Write it Down series, but it’s only the beginning of this call to action. Write down your stories. If you feel so compelled, share them with others. Enable others to understand you so that we may understand each other. Enable future generations to understand this moment so that they can be stronger for it. And listen to the stories of others, seek out the true stories of others, because that is how we empower the world.
Stories touch us, shape us, and make us think. Brands use them, as do world leaders. It’s been true for millennia. And it’s your turn. Write it down, and be a part of the conversation.
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