Monday, December 29, 2008

My Movie

Your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs are creating the movie of your life. They are invisible forces that exist within you, and together they are creating your life movie, which is screening as your life experiences in the outside world. Your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs are under your direction, and you can change all of them. When you do, you will see the movie of your life change immediately.

As we begin another new year and another January through December and another round of the seasons passing this is of course a time to reflect. A time to wonder what we can do differently. A lot of people make New Years Resolutions. I don't think I have ever written out a list of resolutions that I meant to keep for even a day. I knew I'd never do it.

Last year, I did write out my 101 Things to Do in 1001 Days - I started that the middle of January - and that has been going real well. Several things that had a date in 2008 have come and gone and I didn't get to them. I will change the date on those items and get those accomplished this year. However, a Things To Do list doesn't seem as stressful to me as a Resolution list. I kind of think of a resolution as - "I'm resign myself to never having a piece of cake again...sigh" and that kind of talk just isn't positive enough for me.

So, this coming year I'm not going to make any resolutions. I'm going to continue on my quest to complete my list of 101 Things to Do in 1001 Days, because it was that list afterall, that inspired me to start blogging in earnest - and that my friends, has been one of the best things that I did this year.

The past few years I have really been monitoring my thoughts and the words I say. I attempt to be as positive as possible but I also know that the negative nellies tend to swish around inside my head and never really get verbalized - so those thoughts of mine are going to be my focus for this year. Keep the thoughts as positive as the spoken word.

I want my life to be a lot different than it is right now and if I'm in charge of the movie of my life, I guess I'm the one thats gonna have to right it! (I meant it as right -- as in correct it.)

I'm not going to resolve to live a better life, I'm just going to do it. What can it hurt? I'd like to have more friends, have more money, eat better, exercise more, get off of insulin, lose weight, have a clutter free home, take more vacations, work a little harder (yep, I would), help transplant patients, keep my condos rented and flip another house or two - but all of that will come about only if I make the movie of life include those things. If I don't get off the couch, none of those things will come true. I don't have to resolve to do those things - I just need the idea and the motion.

I love the concept of making the movie of your life and that you can change it instantly. That is just so wonderful! You don't have to do the same things day after day, you can do something different! To take a quote from a movie I love " dare to imagine that you could have a different life." (Jean Stapelton says to Meg Ryan in You've Got Mail)

I love my life, but I don't want to still have this exact same life in 10 years. Zora will be 14 by then and Stella will be 10. (My nieces) They will have changed tremendously, do I want to stay stagnant? Nope!

"The movie of your life will change instantly."

Gotta love a great movie!

*The two quotes were taken from "The Secret" page-a-day calendar.


gingela5 said...

It's funny how this time of year makes us think how much we want to change! I'm with you--I want life to be a little different next year--more active! I hope you get all of the things accomplished that you want!

Sheila @ Dr said...

I have only a few more days to think of my resolutions. I love this time of year. Feels brand new.