Another way to recall stories, is to draw a “Highs and Lows” graph, or as David Sibbet discusses in his book, Visual Meetings, Peak and Valley Experiences.
Decide on a time period (your whole life, a year) and draw a horizontal time line across the middle of a blank sheet of paper. Then mark off time segments and graph and label the high and low experiences of your life. Do you see a pattern? Do you notice that in life you are generally heading toward a high point, or a low point, sometimes with greater speed or greater severity?
Are stories coming to mind? As you were at a high or low point, or heading out of one, did you learn some lessons?