Saturday, March 21, 2015

"You Weren't Hit by a Bus."

Yesterday I watched an oldie but a goodie movie, "Something to Talk About" with Dennis Quaid, Julia Roberts and Kira Sedgewick, among others.

In one scene the character portrayed by Julia Roberts was bemoaning her life and how it had gotten into the state it was in.  Kira Sedgewick, who played her smart talking sister came back with a line that I need to remember more often and maybe you do, too.

          "You weren't hit by a bus!

Very few of us were.  Our lives didn't get to be the way they are due to forces out of our control.  We are where we are because of choices we have made or have declined to make.

And, if we don't like where we are we can get to a different and better place by making different and better decisions.  It is that simple and that hard.

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