CHAPTER ONE: STORIES
“The business of life is the acquisition of memories.”
—Mr. Carson, Downton Abbey
Our lives are but a story in this book called life. Wow, that sounded so philosophical and canned—and who-cares-boring. Let me try that again. Your life experiences and my life experiences are so incredibly fascinating that they must be shared. That’s right: They must be shared. At this point, whether you believe it or not does not change the fact that it is true. This book is chocked full of unscientifically proven facts that you will just need to accept. We can review my credentials later.
I have always been an intentional memory maker and a natural story teller. Nothing is more satisfying to me than a captive audience. It doesn’t matter if it is an audience of one or one hundred. I am actually happy to tell a good story to myself. To be able to engage others through storytelling is powerful. Words are powerful. The Bible tells us that life and death are in the power of the tongue. Think about that. We have the potential to bring forth life through our words or death through our words. We have the potential to bring forth life through our stories.