Week 24’s task of 50 Weeks to a Lighter More Loving You is to SHARE A STORY with someone while you are out and about this week.
I’ve never lived in a place like Colorado where the people will tell you whole stories at the drop of a hat. Complete strangers at the coffee shop or at a store, who will share a story of their life with me. Usually there is something that triggers it…
- my dog or puppy,
- something I’m purchasing,
- something I’m wearing,
- a question I asked…even as simple as how is your day.
Just this morning, a man shared with me how his brother put hot sauce on things he didn’t want his new puppy to chew. It was spurred by my overly exuberant puppy and his story was quite amusing. It made my morning puppy-pulling-walk very enjoyable.
What I like about this is that it builds connection.
I like it that people want to connect here, even if it is just for 5 minutes!
And like in Week 11: Do the Wave, it makes one feel seen and noticed.
A great spirit-lifter is connecting and noticing others.
I love meeting new people; I think everyone has a story to tell. We should all listen sometimes.
Yes, this task may take extra time AND may certainly take some out of their comfort zone.
Try it and see how you feel.
As you are out and about this week, SHARE A STORY with someone…
something you notice or you relate to,
something funny that happened to you recently,
something you’ve been curious about and maybe they know the answer,
think of a story to tell, tell someone you were asked to share a story, and then share!
Cheering You on to a Whole Story Shared Heart,