Saturday, November 14, 2009

While You Were Sleeping

Today I'm having a hard time being grateful. I've been trying hard, trying to notice the little things but right at that moment something goes horribly wrong, tears are had, and my progress toward great gratitude is lost. I'm a determined girl so I try again, and sadly the thing keeps happening. Kinda like the directions on the shampoo-lather, rinse, repeat but more like, gratitude, disaster, repeat. It's exhausting. Don't get me wrong these disasters are not huge, horrible things-just small things that cause me to become discouraged. I'm very grateful they are not huge though, I am grateful for all that has not gone wrong today(safe driving from Provo, snow, a warm shower, that I didn't fall and break my neck)!
That is not the subject of this post though, and I only include it to let you fully understand why I am so grateful for a certain movie- While You Were Sleeping. Ever since I was a little girl that movie has had a place in my heart. It's always made me feel at home, comfortable, and better. It taught me that life doesn't always turn out like you plan it, to stay away from train tracks on Christmas day, that when mashed potatoes are very mashed it's acceptable to exclaim "These mashed potatoes are so creamy!" multiple times and that a great conversation can come from the question "If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?" Florance. Well not for me, for Lucy. London for me. (to start with) Anyways, no matter if I was sick, or sad, or bored, or lonely or whatever this movie always makes me feel better. So today, when I was not doing so well, and when I realized that I was not in fact happy, watching this movie was all that I wanted to do. So I did. And guess what, it is the thing that made me feel the most better today. It worked it's magic once again. So thanks mom for introducing me to the beauty of this movie years ago, today it helped again.

1 comment:

robyne said...

Like mother like daughter! Today I am most grateful for a daughter who has helped me through a very tough week! You showed up and asked what you could do then did it. Wow! You put your troubles aside, and helped me. You needed the comfort of home, but you served me instead! You, my dear are incredible, and I am so blessed to call you "daughter". Thanks for the example that you are to me!!! I Love You!