Getting Lost …


Forest 1“If you don’t know the trees you may be lost in the forest, but if you don’t know the stories you may be lost in life.”

Siberian Elder

If you “know the trees“, you are aware of your surroundings and can tell where you are.  Trees can tell us much about the environment we face, the conditions we can expect, and even which way is north … if you know where to look.

To “know the stories” is a different matter altogether …

Our stories tell us things about ourselves and describe the human condition is ways both entertaining and educational.

ADVICE

When we tell the story about the hare and the tortoise, we are not talking about animals.   We are promoting the slow, but steady approach as the more beneficial way to move through life.

HISTORY

When we share the story of our organization’s creation or the founding of our company, we are affirming our roots, describing our heritage, and memorializing those who were there at the beginning.

VALUE

When we talk about treasured family events, we are lifting up that which we value, that which makes us smile, that which makes us unique.

We tell our stories to remind us of …

Who we were … 

Who we are …

Who we hope to be …

What to avoid …

What to embrace…

So what’s your story?

Getting a little lost both in the forest and in some delightful stories in the Heartland ….

John

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