#150: The Story of Our Lives
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Today's SP Healthy Reflections asked, "If you were to write the book of your life, would you want to read it?"
My first reaction was to think that too many people lead lives of quiet desperation, as someone once so aptly suggested, and that their stories would not make the best-seller list. But that's okay. Most of us are simply trying to get through our days, pay our bills, raise a family and perhaps offer something back to society. And that doesn't make for interesting reading.
But what does make good reading are the multitude of stories of people who have overcome difficulties and handicaps, who have risen from poverty, who have accepted challenges head on, who have succeeded as a person, a parent and as a contributing member of their community and, on SparkPeople, who have lost a substantial amount of weight and gained better health.
These are the people who have important stories to tell. On this site many do so on their profile pages and in their blogs. These are the people whom we should respect and admire and look up to and whose stories we should read and comment on.
For they are the achievers, the overcomers, the people whose paths are those many of us wish to follow. These are the best-sellers of our lives. These are the books I'd enjoy reading. Wouldn't you?