Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Can You Really Learn A Lesson From A Movie?

Tonight was movie night with the girls and a husband. I was thinking this was going to be a chick flick and he would be like are you serious. Wow, was I totally wrong on this one. I think I will pass from renting from the red box for a while. I don't seem to be choosing very good movies lately. Throughout the entire movie I was thinking this has got to be the worst show ever and if I was home watching it by myself I would have turned it off at the beginning and even voiced this to my friends. However we kept watching it and I think that I learned something very important from it, with the main point being in the last 2 minutes. I'm not quite sure what to do with what I gained, but it did really get me thinking about what is most important in our lives. I know you are asking which movie it was, it was Remember Me. I encourage you to rent it and watch it without your children. I will warn you the language is not good and there is a bedroom scene, but it was PG-13 surprisingly, which isn't an excuse. There were some great lines in the movie some of which follows:

"Gandhi said that whatever you do in life will be insignificant, but it's very important that you do it because nobody else will. Like when someone comes into your life and half of you says: "You're nowhere near ready". And the other half says: Make her yours forever."

"Love's involved with spending time together, but spending time apart, can lead to loving even more."

" If you could hear me, I would say that our finger prints don't fade from the lives we've touched."

"Caroline asked me if I knew what I'd say if I knew you could hear me. I told her I know: I love you. I miss you. And I forgive you."

But the best line was at the end and because I don't want to spoil the movie for you I will just have to say, watch it until the very end and let me know what you will change about your life now...Hopefully you won't need to change anything, but it will at least get you thinking about how very precious our time is and how we should treasure every moment with those that are most important to us. Because in the end the number of hours we work in a week or the amount of money we totalled up on our W-2 at the end of the year will never matter as much as the relationships we make today with the ones we love.

Today my mom informed me that my 84 year old honey bee grandpa has taken a terrible turn for the worst in the past few weeks. Up until a year ago he was in perfect health, but over the past year he has been diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes, Prostate Cancer, and mom said today he has "fluid on his brain." Grandma Betty is a health nut and has always done everything for him including having a perfect healthy course for each meal. When he was diagnosed with Diabetes she made him stop eating sugar cold turkey, even though I know mom has snuck over some of dad's homemade ice cream, which is Grandpa Randy's favorite. He has worked at least 60 hours a week his entire life and traveled the world except for the past few months. I really hope that he hangs on until I can be there the end of August. I never imagined it would happen so fast and makes me want to stop what I'm doing and just go home, but I know that I can't so I will continue to hope and pray something changes for at least another few months. But then again, what is most important now?

1 comment:

  1. I don't know...I'll probably just have you tell me the great ending line. Not sure you've sold me on the rest of the movie being worth my time. =)

    I'm sorry to hear about your Grandpa!