Two Ways to Spread Light

The power of sharing our stories

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Telling a story spreads it

As a storyteller, I enjoyed all this positive feedback. I became a little obsessed with it. A few days later, I told my 11-year old friend Essence the story, and she responded, “One good deed leads to another.”

Essence had given me a new way to think about people’s responses. I had thought, well, I’m doing something nice; I could see how that might inspire someone else to do the same.

And that had happened. But I hadn’t considered how hearing about others’ generosity might make people feel. I saw that I could keep telling this story, and others who heard the story could repeat it, maybe add their own. Then the good feelings and positive actions really could ripple like waves in a pond.

Writer, fighter, lover, friend, listener. Based in San Francisco. Write about Health, Economics, Spirit, Psychology, Politics

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