Here’s your 15 seconds of inspiration for today,
your Tuesday Tidbit:
“Without you I wouldn’t be who I am.”
(Henri Nouwen, Bread for the Journey)
Henri Nouwen wrote of the importance of receiving—of accepting—from others, things like encouragement, affirmation, insight, bravery, advice, perspective, support.
Who comes to mind when you read such words and sentences?
Perhaps several people come to mind—individuals who helped shape you into the person you are today.
Write about those people and your experiences together and include those stories in your memoir.
Nouwen wrote of saying:
“‘Thank you, you gave me hope;
thank you, you gave me a reason to live;
thank you, you allowed me to realize my dream.…’”
(from Bread for the Journey)
Even if those important folks no longer walk the earth, write stories that will thank them.