Does Your Story Really Matter?

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So many times I’ve heard people say tell your story, share it with the world, that people need to hear it, and yet I’ve always wondered why would someone want to hear the hell I’ve gone through?

Each of us has a story. We are all unique, yet we do have a few similarities, which allow us to connect to someone on a deeper level when we open our hearts. We have been created for such a time as this and have a specific purpose on this earth.

Some of us know our purpose, and some of us are still searching for “it”.

So what’s so powerful about your story? Why does your story really matter? Do you feel you are insignificant? Do you feel your story is a thing of the past and should stay there?

be a blessingLet me give you some thoughts to ponder.

By sharing your story…

  • You could change the direction of someone’s life.
  • You could be the cause to get them from a suicidal or destructive path to a life of victory.
  • You could help them grow into exactly who they are to become, or lead them to their purpose.

Now, they won’t hang on to everything you say in your story, but they will listen and use what they need, and that’s perfectly okay. Allow it. You aren’t meant to do life for them, you were meant to bring an element to their life that helps guide them to their unique talent or ability, and when you have done or said even the simplest thing, you’ve helped to transform a life. Be open enough to do that for them and expect nothing in return.

Have you ever read a book and pulled out the parts that were relevant to you to help you grow? Same difference.

I do it all the time. I listen to uplifting songs on my Pandora app, listen to people as they speak or text me, read articles or books, or even when I’m watching a movie, I hear something that I need to use right then, or take with me on my journey. Pay attention, it’s all around you.

So the next time you have the opportunity to share what you’ve learned from your own journey, do it. Some people are so scared to open up because they’ve been hurt before. I get that. Believe me, I do. But how do you know what will happen if you open up to this person? Make no assumptions and just love. If you come from a place of an open, loving heart, it will shine through. Everything that happens is supposed to happen, and it is up to us if we learn and grow from each experience.

I hope this inspires you to reach out to people more. The smiling face you see may just be fighting the toughest battle, and you won’t ever know unless you reach out and show love. People don’t need to hear what they should or shouldn’t do. They know what’s best for them. Be empathetic, caring and non-judgmental. You could be the instrumental change they needed in their lives to guide them.

We are creating a culture here, and it is an honor to connect with others who are like-minded, loving, and passionate about helping to enhance another person’s life as much as we enjoy it! So, come share a pivotal moment of your story with me over on my Facebook page! I’d love to connect with you on a deeper level.

With love,

Jamie Sossamon


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  1. You’re growing an inspiring space here Jamie! Whether intentionally or unintentionally, I feel like you’re quoting the book of Esther. We were placed here for such a time as this and Jesus taught through stories, why shouldn’t we? You are so right! Our hardships and struggles have grown us and equipped us to share and to inspire those placed in our paths. You are doing just that and encouraging others to do the same. Thank you.

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