If someone handed you a book with a description on the back cover that read ….

This is a book that will take you on a journey of adventure, discovery, heartache, true love, abandonment, joy, remorse, revival, music, drama, ecstasy, loss, pain, accolades, fear, survival, friendship, deceit, sweetness, many new beginnings and just as many endings.

Would you be dying to read it?

What if the book had your name as the AUTHOR!  Would you still want to read it?

I’m thinking you’re first response is …

“A book about me. Are you kidding!  I’ve done nothing worth writing about and I certainly haven’t done all that!”

But is that really how you would sum up your life.  ‘NOTHING’ worth writing about!

Listen here for just one minute. I can assure you, without even knowing you, your book IS best-seller in the eyes of all those who love you.

Your book will capture the story and sense of adventure with every new path your life has taken including heading off on your first solo bike ride without dad’s hand firmly holding the back of your shirt to keep you steady.

Your book will capture the story of discovery when your lips first touched the lips of another.

Your book will capture the story of heartache you felt the day your beloved pet died and you thought you would never breathe again.

Your book will capture the story of innocence and the memory of your very first true love.

Your book will capture the story of abandonment you felt that day in the school yard when your best friend turned his back on you to go play with another.

Your book will capture the story of joy you continue to feel when every birthday those you love, embrace loving and spoiling you back in return.

Your book will capture the story of remorse you felt at every opportunity you now realise with age, you missed grasping with both hands.

Your book will capture the story of revival as you held that faithful old pair of jeans to your hips and wishing you could make them fit again.

Your book will capture the story of music that accompanies the song that brings back so many special memories of the first concert you ever went to.

Your book will capture the story of drama you found yourself in when that argument broke out between family members and you were caught right in the middle.

Your book will capture the story of ecstasy that pumped through your veins when you ticked off yet another personal achievement on that bucket list.

Your book will capture the story of loss when you found your very first grey hair and knew without doubt that your youth was slipping away.

Your book will capture the story of survival when as a child you were sent to you room without dinner.

Your book will capture the story of friendship that has stood the test of time between you and that person who knows you as well as you know yourself.

Your book will capture the story of deceit you felt hiding that truth from your parents as a teenager and to this day they still don’t know the whole story.

Your book will capture the story of sweetness that filled your nose, smelling the head of that brand-new baby you first cradled in your arms.

Your book will capture the story of many new beginnings of days you wish you saw coming, and endings of which sometimes could not come quick enough, and others that came far too soon.

Your book is a best-seller to those you love and it CAN sit proudly on your bookshelf.  An achievement. A rite of passage to say, ‘Yes I have lived my life and lived it well’.

Don’t wait for someone else to write your story on the day they gather to celebrate the life and brilliance of you.

The ‘Button Jar Stories’ website has all the right questions and will bring your stories together so you can hold that book in your hands.  So WHAT are you waiting for?

Until next time, Celeste.