Stories are life’s note cards. Through story we are able to take a look at previous life experience and reassess it according to current lived experiences. Making sense of what happens to us in life is an intricate reordering and review of previous experiences. Telling stories about experience gives a sense of purpose to life. In the telling of story there is a sense of accomplishment. The story teller is able to see what they were able to endure and this builds the confidence needed to face other life challenges.
Telling stories helps to answer the questions people do not ask, yet want to know even if they do not want to listen to the answers. It is a way to teach the questions that need to be asked. It’s a way to build basic understanding so others have entry into the unknown. It’s a way to ease fear and to address the questions that makes one feel too embarrassed or vulnerable to ask. It’s a way to build bridges between lives. Princess Sophia’s gifts is such a story, written to answer questions, to explore and impart insight.