In answer to “what did you do this weekend?”, we tell a story.
In answer to “how are your children?”, we tell a story.
In answer to “what do you do?”, we tell a story.
In answer to “where are you going?”, we tell a story.
In answer to “why do we need to change”, we tell a story.
Some are short stories, some are multiple chapters, some are told slowly over a long period of time, some are boring, others exciting, and some are poorly told, but we all tell stories. Everyday. Multiple times a day.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary and the American Heritage Dictionary a story is: ‘An account or recital of an event or a series of events’.
The great thing is storytelling is not some gift only bestowed on a select few, but rather is it a skill that can be learned, can be grown, can be developed. You can practice each day, you can be intentional about improving. If you want a guide to help you, Bernadette‘s one of the best out there.