Sending an SOS

Did you know that the letters in SOS do not stand for anything? It’s not an abbreviation, it is just three capital letters that stand together as an international code for “extreme distress.”

Perhaps making an SOS blog is a bit dramatic? It’s not meant to be dramatic.

For a long time I thought the magic of story came from stacking words. Recently, I realized the magic of story happens when a story is released into the world and it wraps around someone’s heart. The magic pulses when that someone lets the writer know the story mattered.

It used to only happen to writers with books, or to people who gathered together in a private writing group. Then blogging opened the floodgates for the magic of story to reach across space and time. Ordinary people could write about ordinary stuff and it touched others. Comments were surges of magic as we found connections from one life to another.

As time marched on, online lives changed and blogs became part of a sales funnel or a conduit to propel people into understanding or action. Story collections became snippets on Instagram or SnapChat. The magic waned, at least for some.

Which is why an SOS is being released into the world. It’s time to reconnect by Sharing Our Stories and letting a little magic to surge in the world.

Published by Ruth Ayres

Unhurried. Finding the magic in the middle of living. Capturing a life of ridiculous grace + raw stories.

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