National Share-A-Story Month is an annual celebration of the power of storytelling and story sharing, providing a fantastic opportunity to fulfil the core aim of bringing children and stories together.

Although this is an initiative for young people, it got us thinking about the importance of people, perhaps in the latter years of their lives, telling and sharing their stories. Everybody's life is unique to that individual, and everyone has a life story.

Storytelling is a fundamental human experience that unites people and drives stronger, deeper connections. From the earliest recorded history, storytelling was a method used by cavemen to communicate, educate, share and connect. Stories preserve culture and pass on knowledge from one generation to another.

Maybe we should all show an interest in each other and ask people we care about to tell us their story, from their own perspective, in their own words. Or you might even enjoy writing your own story down to share with others. 

Strathcarron Compassionate Community team often hold virtual storytelling sessions, bringing together groups to share their stories with. This is a wonderful way to connect with others, whether you are talking or listening in a warm and humorous setting.

If you would like to join in please email [email protected] for full details or call us on 01324 826222.