I know I go on and on about everyone telling their story and everyone listening to each others stories like it will save the world (because it will), but it’s interesting to look at what parts of our story we tell others and why. Some stories, particularly on social media, are told for lots of different reasons. Some stories are told to convey the latest news. Some stories are told to provoke jealousy in others. Some stories are told to celebrate great achievements. Some stories are a cry for help. Some are stories that reach out to people who may be experiencing the same hardship, to inspire them to get through a difficult time. Some stories are completely made up. Bring out your journal and write a little story about your life that you want to share with others. But before you begin to write it, can you examine and write down the precise reason why you are telling it?