I love stories. I like to tell stories, and I enjoy hearing others' stories. Stories help us make sense of the world.
Listen as people tell stories about themselves. One person tells a tale filled with conflict and struggle. Another presents a quest for excitement. Another offers a narrative of hope.
Encourage people to tell you their stories. Ask them to describe a workday or weekend. Inquire about their family. Find out about their dreams.
"'Tell me a story' still comprises four of the most powerful words in English." - Pat Conroy