For those that dont know me personally, I have a favorite movie.
A very favorite move.
A movie Ive seen over 100 times and yes, saw in 3-d right out of the hospital (the first time :D).
This movie would be titanic.
Many people throughout my life have asked me why I like, well, love, this movie as much as I do.
And there are many reasons; but one in particular that keeps me watching and loving.
Its the scene where Jack (a third class nobody who “luckily” won a ticket onto the Titanic) is eating with first class personal, on the request of his love interest, Rose’s, fiance. He is being questioned, pressured really, on his value of life; how he can stand having nothing to his name, barely making by, living “third class”.
His response, “I figure life’s a gift and I don’t intend on wasting it. You don’t know what hand you’re gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you… to make each day count.”
And they, the first class, toast to the third class’ life lesson: “To making it count”.
I wont go out there and say that James Cameron wrote the script to include that scene just for me. However, I will say that I have been able to learn from that scene and apply it to a lot of “third class days" I’ve had since I first saw that movie many years ago.
My life lately/currently could be considered “third class” in some ways. I dont need to explain why this conclusion could be made.
And there comes a point where you just have to throw up your hands and say "yep this sucks. But life, what I still do have, is a gift. And gosh darn it, I’m not going to waste it. So let’s make it count shall we?"
In this spirit, I made a goal today. I made a goal that I would get myself to a summer concert. For 7 years I’ve made it to at least 2-6 summer concerts. And I will not break that record. I dont know which concert, or when, but that is my short term goal. That is today’s “write it down and make it count”.
(Side note: If you have any connections with First Niagara or a concert venue to help accommodate handicaps, send me a message. :D).
In response to my plea for support, it was found today in so many ways. Via messages, texts, starbucks, mail…the below picture illustrates it only slightly (You can also see my OT of the day…doing some hemp bracelet making).
This is not an easy journey, as I shared earlier. The response I have been given from people who are encouraging me and uplifting me has made it more bearable today.
So again, thank you.
Dont forgot yourself to toast to “making it count”.
Love always, Eliz
PS: There is a loud thunderstorm outside and sputnik and I are highly frightened. #random