This morning I woke up ready to dig into a new book that had been recommended by a former pastor of mine… well, okay, maybe recommended is a little strong. I saw on his face book page that he was reading it, and since Eric is someone that I admire, I thought.. that sounds perfect….
Funny how things happen. Like me stumbling across this post of his, and like, when I was so excited about what I was reading, I ran over to my blog, like I always do when I feel compelled to “let it all out”, just to find that my blog had caught a virus thanks to a third party application I had been using.. Fun… so, being the very patient soul that I am, and having been considering for some time to make the change… I leaped on over to Word Press….and shortly after doing so… I thought… OLD DOG.. NEW TRICKS…. but all in all a productive move.
Anyway, back to the story…. I love the premise of this book…one that dares to make the assumption that we.. mere mortals can choose to write our own story, AND that it is never to late to write a new chapter. To live our life as if we are the stars of our own movie…. I love that… A LEADING LADY!!! In my own life.
Sure, there are those that wanna put is back to playing the extras in their movie… but, we can choose which role we will play.
The first question then would have to be, WHO AM I? REALLY.. or WHO do I wanna be? And what am I willing to do to be that person?
Well, I didn’t say it was easy, I just said, as I echoed Author Donald Miller, that it is possible.
I don’t know about you, but I really want to learn to live a better story.
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it is a GREAT book…very much changed my thinking concerning my life story. And love Donald Miller anyway…
I can so see how that is going to be true for me… He has some online classes coming this fall… and even a seminar… I am so there…. Hey missy, let’s get a date on the calender for us to get together and catch up, eyeball to eyeball…. 🙂
What a wonderful post, Rene’… it speaks to me.
I’ve spent over a dozen years presenting seminars and writing articles for retailers, and my most popular topic was always what I termed ‘Tell Your Own Story’ (having to do with creating a brand experience in your selling environment). This is so similar to what you are sharing here! We DO have the opportunity to create and live our own stories – the big goal, I suppose, is making sure they are more romantic comedy than horror or drama tales ;0)
I just posted yesterday on my own blog about the books I have been reading… and I am now adding this one to my list. Thank you so much for sharing!
Thanks Deb, this whole “thing” interests me. have you checked out his website? http://www.donaldmillerwords.com he has some classes coming up this fall.. I am so there… anytime you give another talk… let me know, I would love to come and hear it…. You know I adore you… we are kindred spirits for sure.