At Lifey, we are devoted to helping as many people as possible record their most meaningful life experiences.
In doing so, we hope to:
- Break down the walls of misunderstandings/prejudices that often divide us as human beings
- Build bridges of understanding (through the sharing and hearing of one another’s stories).
Here are a few quotes that I think capture that vision:
“If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.” (Marvin J. Ashton)
“There isn’t anyone you couldn’t love once you’ve heard their story.” (Mary Lou Kownacki)
“Never underestimate the impact that your mere existence can have on another human being. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” (Fred Rogers)
“There’s a story behind every person. There’s a reason why they’re the way they are. Think about that before you judge someone” (Unknown)
“People are wonderful. Each one has a story, each something to give, each knows something interesting, something that can make your life richer.” (Marjorie Pay Hinckley)
“There are only 2 kinds of people in the world: Those you love & those you don’t know.” (Unknown)
“The deepest need of the human heart is to be understood.” (Stephen R. Covey)
“And it’s hard to hate someone once you understand them.” (Lucy Christopher)
“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.” (Abraham Lincoln)
“When we share our stories, what it does is, it opens up our hearts for other people to share their stories. And it gives us the sense that we are not alone on this journey.” (Janine Shepherd)
“Life is a beautiful collection of temporary experiences. Treasure your unique collection, and enjoy sharing it with others.” (Matthew Kahn)
“It’s important that we share our experiences with other people. Your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else. When you tell your story, you free yourself and give other people permission to acknowledge their own story” (Iyanla Vanzant)
“Personal experiences are interesting. Who can ignore the heartfelt story of how a particular event has influenced or changed one’s life? Stories seem to have a magic that entices people of all ages. When we tell others of our experiences, we are inviting them onto the sacred ground of our memories.” (Richard Nash)
*Quote collection by Rebecca, co-founder of Lifey and blogger at LatterDayMommy.com.