Today’s post is a little bit different than my others. I have a challenge for you:
The next time you meet someone new, don’t ask them any of the typical questions we always ask people we just meet:
“What do you do?”
“Where are you from?”
“Where do you live?”
Yawn. Gag me.
Instead ask them, “What’s your story?”
I decided to make this change myself a couple years ago, and it has drastically altered my friendships. Asking someone about their story allows them to decide what are the most important things about their being. They aren’t tied down by the typical ways society tries to quantify them. They don’t feel like you’re trying to box them into a certain identity. They are free to form whatever impression they want.
And now, I want to ask you, (Yes, you there! The one reading this post!) do you have a story you’d like to share? Specifically, do you have a lesson you’ve learned about mental health that you’d like people to hear? If so, I would love to give you that platform. Click on the “LET’S TALK” tab in the upper left-hand corner, or email me at Mackenzie@thisisjust.me.
Can’t wait to hear from you all!
Featured photo for this post by Hannah Leigh Imagery.