I heard a fantastic quote last night on an old movie I was watching because my energy level was low from an uncharacteristic sleepless night the night before and because I ate brownies for dinner instead of salad and low-fat protein. Yes, I know you thought I was perfect, but alas, I do have my imperfections.
Anyway, the movies was "With Honors" that I believe was filmed in 1994. I'd never seen it before, but I remember it was particularly inspiring to my then teen aged daughter. Yes, a little sappy, but the wisdom I got from the movie was this. Joe Peschi looks at one of the young men in the movie and says, to paraphrase. "I'm a quitter, and you're an over achiever. That' why I called you a loser. A winner just enjoys the ride."
Wow! I've found more and more that I'm just enjoying the ride. This is due to many life altering experiences, but I have been both a quitter and an over-achiever at different times in my life, and by far the most gratifying path is that of a winner, someone just eager to be on the path, not worried about who they are passing or who is passing them.
Winners aren't perfect by any means, because the over-achievers are outranking them and the quitters are snubbing their noses at them. But winners are busy having fun!
I am one of those people now, whose favorite T-shirts has the message "Life is Good." Okay, I'm putting myself out there today, and letting you know just how annoying I really am. But if I help just one person today be excited about where they are and who they are, then mission accomplished.
Of course I'm going to close with a beautiful work of art. The truth shall set you free, but art will nurture your soul. Enjoy a tasty slice of your life today.