Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Box of Chocolates

I've always like movies bout life, or simply movies that give me the inspiration to learn to be appreciative about life. One of them is of course (I'm sure that you can tell from the title of this post itself :-) ), "Forrest Gump", starring one of my favourite actors of all times, Tom Hanks.

From the very first spoken line in the movie, "Life is like a box of chocolates. You'll never know what you'll get..." to the very last one, "I love you too, Daddy", this movie has never failed to make me think of what I want to achieve in life. Altogether, I've watched this movie more than 10 times now (and twice just this week alone) and everytime I watched it, I learnt something new about life.

One of the things that I learnt is that

In life, being smart is not everything.
To succeed, it takes a lot of courage, faith, perseverance and hard work too.

It's the attitude that will eventually lead us to achieve our goals.

Another lesson would be

Whatever is yours, will be yours, no matter what happens

Knowing that you have worked hard to get to as close as possible to the goal, then all we can do then is to pray and let fate/luck/destiny etc. to work their magics through :-) And I think that this applies to all things in life :-)

If you still haven't watched this 1994 movie, maybe it's a good time to put a pause to your current "LOST" or "American Idol" series and spend some time looking at life through the eyes of Forrest Gump :-)

OK...now that I have voiced my 'rant', I shall go back to my "Forrest Gump" ..... again :-)

May you get the chocolate that you have been hoping for :-) I hope that I'll get mine too...


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Mama always says, that life is like a box of chocolates." (do it with the Southern US accent)