open invitation no. 77: a smile

Nothing shakes the smiling heart.

[Santosh Kalwar]

I think a lot about what stories are mine to tell. We are all connected, and yet, there are some stories that are not our own to share. It matters to me that I tell stories that are mine to tell.

I also think a lot about telling an authentic story; a story that is real and raw, honest and true. Snippets of stories told in public ways on social media feeds often skews the authenticity of the whole story.

Sometimes it is hard to find a space to write where I hold true to both of these storytelling creeds.

I want hope to arise in my storytelling, and I can think of no better way than to look for the smiles. Want to join me? Consider a smile and write about it.

*Remember, you don’t have to accept this invitation…but I do hope you will accept the invitation to write. Sharing our stories is magical.

PS—There is a Facebook Group for the #sosmagic community. Join here.

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I’m joining an open community of writers over at Sharing Our Stories: Magic in a Blog. If you write (or want to write) just for the magic of it, consider this your invitation to join us. #sosmagic

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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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