Posted in Happiness
I saw this movie a while ago called Wristcutters: A Love Story. I’m not recommending it, it really wasn’t that good. But on this day, the day that I contemplate what I’m most thankful for, I thought of this movie.
It’s set in a surreal afterlife where the people that commit suicide wind up, stay with me here. This afterlife doesn’t look like heaven or hell; it’s just a place that looks a lot like our normal life, except that everything is just ok. The pizza tastes ok, your apartment is just ok, your job is just ok--not terrible but not wonderful either. Just ok. Even the cinematography adds to the view that everything is kind of blah.
Even though that movie was technically a love story, and not really a lesson on how we should live our lives, I went away with a lesson anyway. It occurred to me that lots of people live the life they have right now like that Wristcutter’s afterlife, viewing everything as not good enough. Not terrible but not great either.
I happen to think the life I’m living is pretty much heaven. I’m making the most of it because I think of it as a great gift, and I'm grateful for it. Whether or not you believe that there is another life after this, why not be sure to enjoy this one, appreciate it, relish it. You know, just in case.
Hoping you all have a wonderful holiday enjoying the company of the ones you love.
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