I have read and re-read stories from people full of courage. I applaud you. Whether your story is written in your private journal and tucked away or written for someone else to see or even for the world to see, I applaud you. We are all products of our story. Sometimes we are in tune with them and sometimes we are unaware of them until someone asks us, “what is your story?” When I remind myself, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle” (Plato), I also remind myself that everyone has a story.