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Your Life is Your Story, Issue #119 – Humor Helps
September 01, 2014
"Your past is your story up to now. The future is the story yet to come. The present is where you live with that experience, your hopes and your dreams."
Your Life is Your Story Newsletter
August 31, 2014
Issue #119 – Humor Helps
From Tom Gilbert – Editor and Writer, www.your-life-your-story.com
In this Issue:
Opening remarks: Different and Same
Featured Article: Humor Helps
Featured Resource: I'm A Story
Opening Remarks: Different and SameAugust was a busy month for me. I had a few different personal history projects. I am always amazed at the variety of stories people have and yet their diverse life experiences still seem to have something in common with all of us. I guess that’s part of the human experience. The famed psychiatrist Carl Jung spoke of our collective unconscious and archetypes and I think he was recognizing the commonality among our stories.
Many of our experiences are about dealing with difficulties, even tragedies. But we must also recall the joy and the laughter. Humor helps; be sure to include the funny stuff.
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Thanks for reading. – Tom
Featured Article: Humor HelpsBy Tom Gilbert - Copyright © August, 2014
When writing about your life, or that of another, it is important to get to the heart of the story. There are many important things we want to include, especially messages for our loved ones, passing on our values, and making a statement about what’s been important to us.
Featured ResourcesI’m a Story
Use the free I'm a Story(imastory.com) website to write and post your memoir or life story. Or interview a family member and write about them. You can keep it private or share it with the world. Rolland Love, a fine writer himself, is the man behind I'm a Story and his mission is to get people to preserve life stories. He is especially interested in schools getting young people involved interviewing family members and helping preserve their history. Towards that end he's created some curriculum to show you how and is actively working to get more schools involved. What a great idea! Get details here.
Closing InformationThat’s it for this month’s issue. Thanks for reading. Be sure to visit our blog regularly, and here’s to telling your story. Do give it some serious consideration because I just know you’ve got a great story to tell! Be sure to see the Get Started section.
Any comments, ideas or feedback is greatly appreciated. Just reply to this ‘zine and tell me what you think!
Until next time, – keep your story alive!
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