Great movies tell the story of a single event or a lifetime.
They provide an opportunity to learn about the characters.
What they did?
How they did it?
Why they did it?
And sometimes, they leave us with more questions than answers.
Imagine your life as a movie.
You are the director, producer, and star.
A movie is a major investment of resources, time, and energy.
You have much to gain, or lose, depending on how well you develop the storyline.
Remember this is your movie and you have the final say on what stays in or what gets cut.
If you don’t like the storyline, change it.
If some of the actors aren’t working out, replace them.
If your choices aren’t developing that storyline in the way you want them to, make different choices.
The movie of your life is not a mystery, it is the culmination of what you believe, what you value and what you did.
“Your life is a movie. You are the main character. You say your scripts and act to your lines. Of course you do your lines in each scene. There is a hidden camera and a director who you can ask for help anytime up above.” ― Happy Positivity
The most powerful message we communicate is found in the way we live our lives.
It is delivered without technology.
There is no recall or redo button.
Anyone can receive it just by observing.
There is nothing new here.
The words from a children’s song warned us to be careful as we sang it in our youth.
O be careful little eyes what you see
O be careful little ears what you hear
O be careful little hands what you do
O be careful little feet where you go
O be careful little mouth what you say
A simple lesson from childhood that is still relevant today.
Be Intentional about the messages you send.
“He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.” – Francis Bacon
Our reality determines what we believe and what we do.
It may or may not be correct but it does determine the choices we make.
My perspective is the result of everything and everyone I have interacted with.
I don’t put a value judgement on it but I do reflect on it daily.
Let me share my perspective on the value of each day with you.
Every day I wake up…
Every person I meet…
Every relationship I have the opportunity to build…
Every chance to serve beyond myself…
Every breath I take…
Are both a blessing and a gift that I am thankful for.
Each one another thread in the tapestry of my life.
It may sound like I am looking at the world through rose-colored glasses, trust me, I am not.
I see the negative aspects of our world but I don’t allow myself to be dominated by them.
I also see a world that needs people working to find solutions more than it needs people complaining.
We choose the filters that allow us to interpret and understand the world.
That choice determines the quality of our lives.
“The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense” – Tom Clancy