You Don’t Choose a Life, You Live One

I literally just finished watching the best movie I’ve seen in a while, The Way.  I highly recommend it to all of you, especially those of you with a wandering spirit like myself.  Here’s the official summary of it:

THE WAY is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, an irascible American doctor who comes to France to deal with the tragic loss of his son (played by Emilio Estevez). Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage “The Way of St. James” to honor his son’s desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn’t plan on is the profound impact this trip will have on him. Through unexpected and oftentimes amusing experiences along “The Way,” Tom discovers the difference between “the life we live and the life we choose.”

It is extremely well done and tells the story of getting out there and experiencing the world, for better or for worse.  This is exactly what I try to tell my students about life, that there are bigger things than being trendy and shopping… there is so much to learn from people who are different from us and the best way to do that is to get out of our comfort zones and just listen.  There are some very exciting changes bubbling under the surface of my life and I can’t wait to tell you all about them soon.  For now, go to Redbox and rent this movie.  You won’t regret it!

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