Share the Story...Now
Share the Story
As I moved through the throngs of visitors on Grandparents’ Day, watching and listening I was struck not only by the sheer number of people at the Preparatory School, but by what I heard being shared. Stories were the theme of the day. Many of the stories came from our students sharing their learning, progress, friends and details around school life. The other stories I heard were snippets of verbal ‘gold’. Grandparents and others were sharing their story, their insights and their wisdom. Not to be too dramatic, but what I heard through the myriad of stories were elements of love, loss, joy, pain, family and connection. Basically the essence of life and our shared humanity.
My other takeaway, besides a good joke on wisdom, was the raw power of storytelling. Stories matter and often the most powerful stories lie within our own families. Shared stories help us to learn about each other, and in turn, about ourselves. All of us have a story to share and often we are just waiting for the right person or time to share it. And the time… is right now.