I started this blog because I have a lot to say. Since as far back as I can remember, I have been told I talk too much. It was always easier to write, where there were no time limits on my thoughts. I share deeply, to encourage others to do the same. If we never take the time to hear each others stories, we can never truly be connected. If someone shares their story with you, treat it tenderly. Tuck it safely in your heart, and allow it to become a part of you. Share it with others when they need it, and use it as a tool to experience life from another's perspective. This is how empathy grows, and we learn to love one another as ourselves.