Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Small Effort

"What is not started today is never finished tomorrow."
~Johann Wolfgang

In an effort to make my blog seem less contrite and rueful, I decided to post the previous entry as a way to gain readers of a different breed. I write my journal not because I want pity but simply because I want to feel that my feelings, words and opinions are heard. I do not really even care that anyone follows or understands necessarily. I just want to be heard.

So I am starting anew. I have a fresh sense of purpose an identity sparked by none other than a romantic film entitled "PS, I Love You." Please, indulge me for just a moment more because this has little to do with Gerry Butler, I promise. There is actually a book, a novel by Cecelia Ahern of the same title, which is much better than the film.

In one of the final letters "Gerry" tells his wife "Holly" to not forget the girl he first met. More important than reminding her to buy a bedside lamp or to let her hair down at karaoke, he reminds her to find herself through life, and love once again. As Ahern states in the book "love; it came in all different shapes, sizes, and temperaments." He wasn't pushing her to forget him but he did want her to move on to other amazing experiences by further saying "Remember our wonderful memories, but please don't be afraid to make some more."

I think sometimes in life we are all reminded in subliminal messages to continue moving. In 2003, Finding Nemo taught us that when life gets glum, we "just keep swimming." Albert Einstein uses an analogy to suggest that "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you just have to keep moving." It is all around us if we choose to grab on to these ideas and let our old beliefs or behaviors fall away neatly.

If we imagine ourselves doing anything, it requires some imagination but at the end of the day, it proves to us that anything is possible. All we have to do is believe. Of course, it takes a little effort.

1 comment:

  1. OMG That is a fantastic movie! :)