Before written history, there was the oral traditions. They contained our history and our heritage. They were stories of our ancestors, our traditions, and our culture, told to us by our village elders. Since then, people have continued to tell stories to each other. Stories and books are a means of education, entertainment, and cautionary tales.
Stories are powerful. We remember them all our lives. We remember stories that entertained us and made us laugh. We remember stories that scared us or made us cry. Most importantly, we remember the stories that changed our lives or helped us choose our careers.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain
"You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. Sometimes, you must go to them." ~ A.A. Milne
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” ~ Deuteronomy 31:6
"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge." ~ Albert Einstein
"Don't start the day with the broken pieces of yesterday. Every morning we wake up is the first day of the rest of our life." ~ Zig Ziglar
“I'm as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth.” ~ Jonathan Swift