Your Story

We all have a story to tell. Some are sad and heart wrenching; some are funny and uplifting. But we all have something. I once said that I wanted to write a book entitled “My Life of Mediocrity”. But my life has been anything but ordinary it has been, at times, extraordinary! Now it may not approach the heights of a test pilot or royalty or a celebrity but it was my life and it was lived well. It is still being lived well. And yes, do I have some stories to tell…

I have travelled in my own country and seen heights that I never thought I would. I camped at the top of the Rocky Mountains and the view was breathtaking. I have eaten fish taken moments earlier from the Atlantic Ocean. The only way it would’ve been fresher is if it had still been moving. It was delicious. I have seen wildlife that were truly wild. I was in their world. I will admit they weren’t always happy about it. But I was faster than they were. I have seen stars where there is no light pollution at all. We were literally miles from civilization and the air was cleaner and the silence was astonishing. There is no such thing as true silence if you can hear. As I sat on the shore of the lake and closed my eyes I could hear an owl, I heard the water lapping against the shore ever so gently. Then there was a loon calling wistfully. I could hear the grass slightly rustling and I did wonder what was moving the grass. Because it wasn’t me! There were no voices, there were no cars, no sounds of modern life and it was inspiring.

I remember my first love. The butterflies that took up permanent residence in my stomach. Oh, the joys of young love and the despair when you realize it’s not forever. But then there is another and you once again believe. Hopefully these are memories that will remain with me forever. Some are PG and some are not. This is what has made my life so extraordinary. The people I have met, the experiences I have lived through, good and bad. And each of us has 100 stories, 1000 stories and they are extraordinary because they are ours. We lived them and they are what made us who we are today.

 

 

 

43 thoughts on “Your Story

  1. Murphy’s Law

    I am grateful for all the stories you have lived because I love who you are today! ‘Course, I would’ve loved you “back then” too, but we’re both ‘seasoned’ adults now and tend to view things a little differently….(maturely?!🤪)

    I haven’t done or seen the exciting, awesome things you have, but there have been highs in my life along with the lows.

    You are such a fabulous wordsmith that when you write about something in your life, I feel like I’m right there with you! Doesn’t get better than that.
    Ginger

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  2. John Hric

    A life well living. There are many stories. Lives unrestrained by physical, psychological, or social handicaps. Lives embracing challenges on levels both fundamental and complex. Lives embracing what has been overlooked and downplayed. Lives well living…

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  3. rangewriter

    Lovely post. You and I have experienced some very similar wonderful experiences, mostly, I notice, dealing with nature on some level. I love this: “I remember my first love. The butterflies that took up permanent residence in my stomach. Oh, the joys of young love and the despair when you realize it’s not forever. But then there is another and you once again believe.” Perfectly observed and articulated.

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  4. delphini510

    Wonderful and inspiring post, I love it. Like you I have travelled many amazing places
    and feel the value deep within.

    You say: “ This is what has made my life so extraordinary. The people I have met, the experiences I have lived through, good and bad. And each of us has 100 stories, 1000 stories and they are extraordinary because they are ours. We lived them and they are what made us who we are today.

    That is so very true.

    Miriam

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  5. iglengel

    So true. I have actually written a few such stories about parts of my life. In some, the names were changed so as to not offend anyone, but the truth is the stories did actually happen. Thought about putting them together in a book of short stories. We shall see. Great post, thanks for sharing.
    Irwin

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      1. iglengel

        I’ll let you know if I decide to do it. I’ve already penned 3 eBooks on Kindle (sold on Amazon) so I’m worn out – leastways for this year as respects starting yet another book). Maybe in 2022. Who knows? Take care and stay safe.

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  6. Dale

    This is so wonderful to read, Pam. I am always saddened by those who cannot see the good they have lived, focussing on the not-so-good. I love that we all have different plots to our stories; some have more chapters than others, but that doesn’t make theirs better. As long as it is the best for them, then, that is all that matters.
    Lovely, lovely post!

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      1. Dale

        Oh yes, we are. Isn’t that grand? Goes alone the lines of Einstein’s quote: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

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