Time gives us the opportunity for adventure

I saw a movie years ago called 50 First Dates .  Recently, I saw walked into the room when someone else as watching the ending.  It reminded me of a few important actions I value.

For those of you who don’t know the story, a girl is involved in a car accident and ever night when she goes to sleep, her memory resets to the day before the accident.  Her family, trying to do what they think is best, live each day with her like it is the day before the accident.

They don’t bother to tell her the truth since she just gets upset and forgets it the next day anyway.  (spoiler alert) In comes a man who falls in love with her.  He tells her family she is so upset because she is never moving forward with her life.  When she finds out the truth (and it happens from time to time) she realizes she has not gotten to live at all.

The movie was funny, but not a repeat watch for me. However, some of the messages are ones I try to follow.

Time is our most precious resource.  It is nonrenewable even with reincarnation you are not the same person living this life.  It is finite and there is a whole lot of awesome living to be done before time is up.

Move forward so every day is different then the last.  Sometimes I feel very frustrated, and I can’t figure out why.  Usually when I examine it, it is because I have not moved forward enough for the number of days that have passed.  This often happens when I have gotten sick or just need a break for a couple days.  After those couple days, I am anxious to get back into the grove of forward momentum.

I prefer to make huge leap forwards, then spend some time adjusting then take a few more leaps.  Other people may like baby steps, letting life adjust as you move.  Either way, every day is a step of your life.  I would rather the views be awesome, the path adventurous, and the destination amazing.  So at the end, I can say “That was an awesome ride.”

Time is going to pass anyway.  You have a choice.  You can watch tv, or you can live.  Living is not without its ups and downs, and it is by far the more adventurous route and the most rewarding.  So what will it be?  Tv of life? Adventure or living through tv characters? Growing and learning and loving or being the same person at 25 as you are at 65?  Using time to live or letting time slip away?

Adrienne :)

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