May 18, 2017

Quotes About Sharing Your Story

Everyone has a story! We each have a wealth of life experiences that can benefit those who hear about them. Even if you think your story doesn’t matter, it does!

Here are a few of our favorite quotes about the importance of sharing your life story.

Everyone Has A Story (Quotes)

“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)

“Never think that what you have to offer is insignificant. There will always be someone out there that needs what you have to give.” (Unknown)

“Don’t let your circumstance dictate your willingness to share your life experiences. Your voice is needed.” (Bonnie D. Parkin)

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” (Marianne Williamson)

“Never underestimate the impact that your mere existence can have on another human being.” (Fred Rogers)

“Everyone has something they can share. I’m not famous. I don’t have anything that would be newsworthy, but I have stories.” (Tafta Johnson Watson)

“We may think there is little of interest or importance in what we personally say or do—but it is remarkable how many of our families, as we pass on down the line, are interested in all that we do and all that we say.” (Spencer W. Kimball)

“People often use the excuse that their lives are uneventful and nobody would be interested in what they have done. But I promise you that if you will keep your journals and records, they will indeed be a source of great inspiration to your families, to your children, your grandchildren, and others, on through the generations. Each of us is important to those who are near and dear to us—and as our posterity read of our life’s experiences, they, too, will come to know and love us. And in that glorious day when our families are together in the eternities, we will already be acquainted.” (Spencer W. Kimball)

“You are unique, and there may be incidents in your experience that are more noble and praiseworthy in their way than those recorded in any other life.” (Spencer W. Kimball)

“What could you do better for your children and your children’s children than to record the story of your life, your triumphs over adversity, your recovery after a fall, your progress when all seemed black, your rejoicing when you had finally achieved?” (Spencer W. Kimball)

“What is important is not so much what is told . . . but rather that telling occurs.” (Mark Sanders)

“When we speak of things that we feel deeply, it is more likely that we’ll be able to touch the hearts of others. If you read a lesson and tell a story in someone else’s words, it won’t have the same impact.” (Gene R. Cook)

“The more people that I meet in my life, the more I realize that everyone has a story. What I find myself wondering is how many of these stories remain unshared? Forgotten? And ultimately lost through time? . . . Without you so many stories would be lost. To those who have stories to share, share them. . . so that your story, and a piece of you really, lives on.” (Holly Salsman)

“Never doubt your story has value, and merit, and by sharing it you could help someone else you have never met come to terms with something in their life. No one’s life story is boring.” (Holly Salsman)

“Every person on this planet has a story to tell, something that makes them unique adding to the whole.”  (Madisyn Taylor)

“It’s easy to forget sometimes that everyone has a story to tell if we take the time to listen. We are so accustomed to hearing the stories of people in the news that we sometimes lose track of the fact that the random stranger on the bus also has a fascinating story about where they came from and how they got to be where they are. The sheer variety of paths taken in this world, from farmers to CEOs to homeless people to world travelers, is indicative of how much we can learn from each individual. Sometimes the shy, quiet person at work has the most amazing life story and the biggest dreams, it is up to us to take the time to find out.” (Madisyn Taylor)

“Each person learns lessons, makes choices, and develops a unique perspective, which only they can claim and share. Even two people who have had very similar lives will have slightly different experiences, leading them to a different point of view, so each person remains a treasure trove waiting to be explored. When we take the time to ask questions and listen, we find that every person has a fascinating story to tell and an utterly unique perspective from which to tell it.” (Madisyn Taylor)

“Life is a beautiful collection of temporary experiences. Treasure your unique collection, and enjoy sharing it with others.” (Matthew Kahn)

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” (Maya Angelou)

“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)

“I have a strong feeling that when this life is over, our personal and family histories and the influence they wield will be of much greater importance than we now think.”  (John H. Groberg)

*Quote collection by Rebecca, co-founder of Lifey and blogger at LatterDayMommy.com.