When we carry an untold story, it sort of sits on our shoulders like a weight.
But when we write what's locked away in our hearts, we let go of burdens we may not have realized we'd been holding onto.
Other people who read these stories feel understood as they see their private concerns in the words of a stranger. Worries they've never uttered to another soul are suddenly staring back at them in a book written by a stranger. And as they continue to read, they feel a burden lifted from their souls. The gift of being understood allows them to release the worries they'd been holding onto.
So, in more ways than one, our stories carry weight.
We can choose to bear our stories on our backs for the rest of our lives or we can share so as to release the burden and let it become a blessing to some reader who needs our words.
Everyone is a writer and everyone's story needs to be heard by someone.
We might be afraid of criticism, but judgmental people can't be avoided. They'll judge someone who's silent for remaining silent.
So, why not speak up?
Use your voice to share the story that someone else needs to hear.