I have been told that I am one of the friendliest people you will ever meet. I talk to strangers, trees, birds, and food sometimes. Please don’t get in the elevator with me because I am going to introduce myself. I just love to meet new people. I love to engage people and I am curious about EVERYTHING! I am an extreme extrovert and I make no apologies for it.
You see, I have a belief that everyone has an interesting story and I want to know all about it. Even if you are not a talkative person like me, you just never know who you can inspire with your story. I don’t mind sharing those pieces of me because I consider it liberating. Likewise, I believe that all people are important. The life that we live is our legacy. Therefore, the stories that we share and create about ourselves are our gift to the world.
I realize that there are stories that are so painful that are not easily shared, but there are blessings in those experiences, as well. However, I am talking about the simple pleasantries of life that make us unique like where we came from, who we came from, and what they taught us along the way.
When I travel, I make it a point to learn something new and different about the people around me. It never ceases to amaze me how we are all so intricately connected to one another by our stories. I don’t ask questions because I am nosey. Indeed, I am inquisitive. Instead, I ask questions to learn and to grow individually. Learning and understanding someone else’s story can offer each of us a totally and completely different perspective on life. I truly believe that we are often misunderstood.
As we walk along in our daily lives, I challenge each of you to stop and think about your story. Think about how interesting you are. You should think about how your story makes you unique and different from everyone else. Your story is another fascinating story that we need to hear. Who are you? From where did you come? What do you offer the universe? These aren’t just questions that I ask my friends. These are questions that I am going to ask the people I cannot wait to meet. I cannot wait to meet you and i cannot wait to hear your story!