I love a good story whether it takes the form of a book or movie. There is nothing like getting caught up in a page-turning plot.
Over the last few months I have been thinking a lot about the power of story, with a slight twist. I have been wondering what kind of story my life tells.
This thought process can be attributed to Donald Miller. He wrote a book called A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. In that book he talks about living a good story. (To get a feel for what I'm talking about, check out Donald's blog here and here.)
Here's the thing about me. I don't like taking risks and I can be lazy. This tends to create very boring stories. Sometimes opportunities crop up that force me out of my comfort zone into a good story. We are in the process of adopting which adds plot to my story, but many times, especially in the every day times, I let opportunities slip by.
I spend my time reading good stories, or thinking about the kind of stories my life could tell instead of actually living a good story.
The other night Mya had an opportunity to go to a skating party at 9:00 at night. My first instinct was, its too late and its too cold. I want to stay home. But then I started thinking about living a good story and I forced myself to go. We had a great time and I almost missed it.
Bottom line, I want to live a better story in spite of my self.
Will you join me?