I am the one whose silver hair is woven from my history
I am the infant, the child, the adolescent, the mother, the crone
I am the one who protects all that is vulnerable within me
I am the matriarch of my own inner family
I am the one who looks toward the future
I am the one who holds a new world before me like a pregnant belly
I am the one who dances with stars and fire
I am the one I have become
I am the one still becoming
when your story becomes a liability, it’s best to let it go
Alora, like most of us, responds to that idea with protest: My story is real! How can I possibly change it? It’s the truth!
With apologies to Paul Simon, I’m afraid I must insist:
THERE MUST BE TWENTY WAYS TO CHANGE YOUR STORY!
You just tell a new tale, Gail
Drop all the drama, Mama
Find a new spiel, Neil
Just listen to me
You gotta change your report, Mort
And live a story with more heart
To make a new history, Bea
So you can set yourself free
So, to honor this truth, I am committing to posting one fabulous “change your story” idea here on my blog each day for the next 20 days. I hope you’ll follow them, apply them in your own life, and see some fabulous results. I’d love to see your feedback in the comments!
First up, coming tomorrow: The Story Diary
Oh, now you have that song stuck in your head? Here’s a YouTube link. Enjoy!