This week the world lost a great man.
Elie Wiesel – writer, political activist, Nobel laureate and holocaust survivor – passed away leaving a huge legacy.
He taught so many lessons. Especially about never being quiet when other people suffer and the evils of indifference.
My favourite quote from him is “whoever survives a test, whatever it may be, must tell the story. It is his duty”
Elie Wiesel used his terrible experiences to teach us a lesson.
Whether you can teach somebody else a lesson from your own experiences or if by telling somebody your story, you help somebody in some other way – it doesn’t matter.
What does matter is that you have a story to tell.
You have no idea how your story might save somebody else. That is why it is your duty to share it.
Tell your children about your life, share experiences with friends, give hope to somebody who is lost and has no idea how they are going to pull through.
And at the same time, never be afraid to ask somebody else for help – their story can be the thing that saves you.
If we all spent a little more time connecting with others and sharing our lives and experiences, the world might be a little friendlier and hopeful than it was before.