I hope you have already checked out our TriStyle & CO challenge this week because this giveaway is very timely! When I first discovered JordanDene, I was overwhelmed with the amount of wonderful quotes and perfect nerdyness – SO MANY WONDERFUL QUOTES. I am a reader/ story lover if you didn’t already know (AKA why Belle was always my favorite princess #girlcanread.) I had a hard time picking, but I selected one of my favorite Doctor Who quotes in the Colorado approved sweatshirt style – “We’re all stories in the End” – the Doctor
I believe in the power of story. In every sense. Your story matters. All the ups and downs, the boring days and the adventurous ones, the ugly and the beautiful – your life tells a story and it matters.
A good story is captivating. A story woven with people, emotions, restoration, redemption, adventure, discovery, and life. So many of my favorite books/ movies plots are just that kind of story – the one that includes us in the suspense, the learning, the discovery, and the hope. Think of The Chronicals of Narnia, Lord of the Rings Trilogy (and the Hobbit,) Harry Potter, and Doctor Who. All stories with imperfect creatures, light & darkness, hope even in the dimmest of times, and connections.
Without giving too many spoilers away if you haven’t seen Doctor Who and now are really wanting to jump in, this line is spoken by the Doctor several times to one of my favorite companions. It is a reminder that our time is limited. That life in the present will end one day – maybe even more suddenly than you would ever expect and all that is left is out story. So what did you make of it and what mark do you leave? How does the story of your life reflect the things that you value most?
There are slow parts, there are seasons, there are victories and defeats. But through it all, what are you holding onto? What is the theme of your story. Is it that light always defeats darkness? Is it that hope is something to cling to with confidence? Or are you believing something else?
So many times I hear the phrase “live like you were dying” or any of these seize life quotes and I think MORE. I should be doing more, reading more, thinking more, cleaning more, taking more people to coffee, spending more – MORE MORE MORE. But what if I said it could mean less.
What if part of leaving a good story was doing less? Stressing less, worrying less, and being less busy. What if you let go of pushing your own story and agenda and finally let the Lord start orchestrating things in your life? What if?
I don’t know. I don’t have all the answers. In fact, I am asking myself all these same questions. What if as I walked into this new year I stepped back from my story? What if instead of trying to push for more and cooler and better, I find contentment in today? What then would my story be?
So here is to the power of story. Here is to today. and here is to less so that I have more.
PS: Here is also to fun GIVEAWAYS!
YOUR CHANCE TO WIN:
YAY! Today Jordan and I are partnering to give one lucky reader $30 toward JordanDene Clothing! You can pick up your shirt just in time for our January TriStyle & CO challenge! To enter, just use the rafflecopter below and good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway