On Monday, at the end of my story, I mentioned that your life's story isn't just the things that happen to you; it is also the things that you life is actually about. Sometimes the things that make up what your life is about are big things, and sometimes not. But I believe that every day, we can choose to add good things to our stories.
And so I came up with an idea for something to help with this.
A story board. The idea is that every day or every few days, you can write something on this board to remind you that it will be part of the good story that your life is writing. Maybe it's volunteering somewhere, or taking extra time with your kids, or making a project that will remind you of your story.
I was affirmed in this thought this morning when I read a new Donald Miller post about writing a summation of the story you're living. He said that doing so will "give you a greater clarity about what you are supposed to do today, this week, this month and this year." Yep, it's about every day life.
Want to make one? You'll need a white board or chalk board (which I think would be cuter than the white board...but I used what I had on hand), some paint and a paint brush, ribbon, and a drill.
Measure and mark where the holes will go, and carefully drill.
Paint something that will remind you of your story. Add some extra embellishment too.
Once the paint has dried, tie on some ribbon to hang your story board.
Now, hang it up someplace where you'll remember how important each day, each diaper change, each meal cooked, each stitch taken, really is.