Dare boldly

A blog by Louise Gallagher

What’s the Story You’ll Tell?



The other day, while shopping for a gift for my youngest daughter’s boyfriend’s birthday, I overheard the woman who was helping me respond to a co-worker’s query of how she was doing. “I am blessed,” she replied.

“Wow!” Just hearing her response lifted my heart and made me smile.

“I love your response,” I told her.

“It’s my truth,” she replied. “I am blessed.”

Later, I caught myself smiling as I waited for a stoplight to turn green. I glanced at my left hand on the steering wheel and saw my wedding band clasping my finger and thought, “I am surrounded by love. How blessed am I.”

This morning, I stumbled upon a song by an artist I’ve never heard before, Morgan Harper Nichols. There is a wonderful line in her song, The Storyteller, (embedded at the end of this post) which reminded me of that woman and her truth, “Now I know it is well. That’s the story I’ll tell.”

What is the story you’ll tell?

When the going’s tough?

When times are great?

When life feels in between and confusion blinds you from seeing which way to turn?

What’s the story you’ll tell?

Great question for a dreary Friday morning leading into a long weekend.

The story I’m telling today is…

This is my one and only life. It is my journey. My gift. My joy. My possibility. My blessing.

My story is a song of love. Of gratitude. Of compassion and passion opening my heart wide to the stories of life shimmering all around me in the faces I see and the people I meet.

It is a song that burbles up from my soul full of belly laughs cascading over the rocky trails and smooth sailing waters I’ve travelled to find myself in this place where I know, I am home in my heart full of love.

This is the story I want to live, every day, welling up from deep within my roots, filling me up with joy. I want to dance. Spin about and sing out loud.

This is my life. I am grateful. I am blessed!




Author: Louise Gallagher

I believe in wonder. I believe we are all magnificent beings of divine beauty. I believe we can make a difference in this world, through every act, word, thought. I believe we create ripples with everything we do and say and want to inspire everyone to use their ripple to create a better world for everyone. I'm grateful you're here.

2 thoughts on “What’s the Story You’ll Tell?

  1. LG

    What if we lived our life ( I think we all do this ) shackled by the ‘worst things we’ve ever done, the worst we’ve ever been’?

    What if we lived our life measured against our own internal resume that has bold print, outlining ‘the best things we’ve ever done’.


    p.s. as much as I complain when you get sappy in your writing, this morning I needed some sappy – and you provided it…thanks

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