July 5, 2016

Slice of Life: Tell Your Story


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I have always loved a good story.
Whether it was hearing the story on my dad's lap, or
via a tape player that year he was stationed in Korea and we were in Tennessee.
Whether it was a children's book or a classic tale.
Whether it was a full length movie or a weekly sitcom.
A good story always draws me in and doesn't let go.

I have always said and told my students,
"Everyone has at least one story to tell."
It is up to us to tell those stories.
You can tell your story by writing it down in a journal.
You can tell your story by writing a poem.
You can tell your story by drawing a picture.
When I was a SAHM, I told our family's story through our family blog.
I am sad to say that since I have been back to work that blog has been neglected.
I did this because I wanted my children to remember our stories.

Earlier this year, my friends and I discovered Plunder Jewelry.
We fell in love HARD!
We fell in love SO hard that some of us started selling it.
I have always worn your basic jewelry, but was never a BLING girl.
So, why in the world did I start selling this jewelry?
Because it helps you tell your story!

Whether it is a simple bracelet worn to remind you to 
hope.


It might be the necklace that reminds you to
take the road less traveled.


It might be the personalized pendant that holds
a member of your family
along with their handwriting close to your heart.



However, there is more to it than that.
We need to listen to these stories.
When our students write from their heart - listen and ask questions.
When we hear a story being told - be in the moment.
When we see something personal - ask for the meaning behind it.
Listen.
Listen and hear because one day that might be part of your story,
and that person could help you through it.

What's your story?

11 comments:

  1. My favorite part is your first paragraph about finding stories in your life- love the image of listening to your Dad's voice recorded in Korea.
    Keep blogging! You make us want more of YOUR stories!

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  2. My favorite part is your first paragraph about finding stories in your life- love the image of listening to your Dad's voice recorded in Korea.
    Keep blogging! You make us want more of YOUR stories!

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  3. I am sad as well that work led to neglecting your family blog. Work/life balance has been part of my thinking this morning and form the basis of my big time blogging challenge post. But, now you're telling the stories of your students, too, and that's wonderful!

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  4. Love the pendant with the personalized handwriting. I'm thinking I may have to check out Plunder for a way to showcase my OLW (one little word) for the year. Welcome to Slice of Life, a wonderful place to tell your stories and a wonderful group of friends who'll listen and comment.

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  5. What an awesome post! The jewelry is gorgeous (checking that out!) but also your'e so right about listening to our students' stories. I'm glad you figured out TWT, it's awesome, right? :-)

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  6. Yes, we all have a story...in fact many of them. How important it is to listen your students' stories and to share your stories with them. Love the jewelry, too.

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  7. Yes, we all have a story...in fact many of them. How important it is to listen your students' stories and to share your stories with them. Love the jewelry, too.

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  8. I love the intro about all the different places we find stories. I, too, neglect my family blog now. I need to get better at that. Beautiful jewelry!

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  9. Writing your story is SO important!

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  10. Everyone has a story to tell. It's up to us to help them (whether it's kids or other adults) find a way to tell it.

    Glad you found the SOLSC!

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  11. You are so right about needing to make sure we listen to the stories of the people in our lives.
    Also, I love the jewelry!

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