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What is your story?

What is your story?

Imagine that you are sitting in a comfy chair, relaxed, pen in hand (or tablet computer if you prefer!) about to write the story of your life.  You might start with early memories, great holidays, places visited until, eventually, you start to remember the hopes and dreams you had for your life.  As you sit in that comfy chair in March 2017, how close is the reality of your life to those hopes and dreams?

We were reading something recently when a phrase jumped out at us ‘They had forgotten their own story.’   The story of why we are where we are now, the decisions that brought us to this point, good or bad.  We also chatted about whether it is ever too late to change direction; we decided no, it’s never too late but we realise it does get much harder as we mature.

Here at Hope Trust we try to help people to write the next chapter of their life, trying to help them move from where they are, closer to where they want to be.  If it’s to get fitter, more mobile, less likely to fall we direct people to an exercise class we passed across to ActivLives; if it’s to understand more about bereavement we direct them to our next 6-week Bereavement Support Group which starts on 3rd April but with a chance to find out what the course entails on Saturday 25th March, 10.30am here at Maidstone Hall.  If it’s to share a home cooked Sunday lunch with other people, we invite them along to our monthly meal.  If it’s to volunteer with us, to come along and chat to us about potential roles (we currently have vacancies for a Trustee and 1:1 befrienders.)

So, if you need help to start the next chapter of your life, simply get in touch - we are here to help.