Today I almost did something I was sure to regret. I almost sent a text that was based on assumptions and my own hurt, rather than filled with the benefit of the doubt. I was close to send.
Fortunately I had written it first in my notes. And right before I sent it I had an unexpected conversation with a new friend. She told me a story…a snatch from her own story.
And it rescued me. It gave me a vision of a different future, a better future.
Based on that better future, I re-wrote a better text.
Conservationist Peter Forbes writes,
“Stories help us imagine the future differently. Stories create community, enable us to see through the eyes of other people, and open us to the claims of others… Telling stories is our best hope of reflecting the kind of world we want to live in and, therefore, gives us hope of creating it.”
I’m so grateful for the conversation with my new friend and her story.
So, whose story is helping you imagine a better future?