I went and saw this movie tonight and I really enjoyed it. Would you like to know why? Because dear Benjamin Button shared some warm and fuzzy deep thoughts with me. So, I thought I'd share....
"Your life is defined by its opportunities... even the ones you miss."
"Along the way you bump into people who make a dent on your life."
"It's a funny thing about comin' home. Looks the same, smells the same, feels the same. You'll realize what's changed is you. "
"Sometimes we're on a collision course, and we just don't know it. Whether it's by accident or by design, there's not a thing we can do about it. "
"For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again."
"Benjamin, we're meant to lose the people we love. How else would we know how important they are to us?"
"Life isn't measured in minutes, but in moments"
See? didn't I tell you? Good thoughts.....deep thoughts.....insightful thoughts.....
No, this movie isn't for everyone. Yes, this movie was really three hours long. BUT! In the end I left the theatre feeling GOOD. Why? Because Benjamin reminded me that sometimes life can SUCK. And sometimes life is AWESOME! What is important to remember, is that it is up to us to decide if we are going to let the bad things in life change US. We are going to screw up, but it's up to us to learn and grow from our experiences so we can be better tomorrow.
No one is perfect....
We shouldn't expect ourselves to be.