Tis the Season to Tell Stories

December 18, 2015   |   by Chris Kalaboukis

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'Tis the season to tell your stories, folks! Your families are gathering. Your friends are coming to visit. You are unplugging from most of the tasks and transactions that define your life. The tribe is reconvening, whether it's around the fire, the dining room table, or the turkey in the kitchen. Wherever you find yourself, you will have lots of opportunities to share with others -- not just the gifts you bought at the mall, but the stories of your life -- memorable moments of truth that have moved you in some way and are likely to move others.

THIS is what people will remember, not the device you give them, not the card, not the extra slice of pumpkin pie. So tell your stories! Share from the heart. And when others tell theirs, stop what you're doing and listen. Stories, well-told and well-listened, are one of the best ways we have to connect with others -- and connection is largely what this holiday season is all about.

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