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When was the last time you told someone a story? When was the last time someone told you a story? Today is Tell a Story Day. This day is dedicated to telling a story.
The art of telling a story has existed as long as language and civilization and has evolved from simple gestures and facial expressions to online story telling.
It can be fiction or non-fiction. According to storycenter.org there are 10 basic types of stories, personal, character, memorial, adventure, accomplishment, stories about a place, work, love, recovery, and discovery. There are also stories with morals.
As a kid, I remember my mom reading stories to me before going to bed. It was a great time to put all the thoughts and events of the day away and let my mind relax and drift off. She read with excitement and enthusiasm which allowed me to be engulfed in the story. I enjoyed it so much I would always try to get her to read another one to me. I try to pass this tradition on to my kids and hope they will pass it on to their children.
So whether you like to hear a story or like to tell a story, celebrate Tell a Story Day!