In one of my recent posts I suggested creating an imaginary movie poster for your life. What would it be like? “it’s a Wonderful Life,” “Network,” “Almost Famous,” or “Rocky.” It’s an interesting exercise. I looked at dozens of posters and they tease and inspire to get you interested in buying a $12.00 ticket and $30.00 worth of popcorn and soda (pop, coke depending on the region you are from). Advertisers try to entice you to come see the next blockbuster. What would your personal movie poster look like?
In our lives there are successes, failures, griefs, and love but everyone has positive and negative turns. We often look at the negative turns as things we wish we had not gone through. Yet, these negative turns are often the very things that help us grow and ultimately develop our character. When I was a middle schooler I lived briefly in Nebraska. I hated it. I was picked on, had few friends, was overweight, and lived far away from my brothers. It was a difficult time for me. However, I learned to love work, learning, and reading. The negatives of my life in “Hell-Touched-Earth” Nebraska became positives because it taught me positive things that influenced the rest of my life.
Our life is filled with drama, excitement, danger, disappointment, sadness, and many beautiful things as well. What are the things that make up your movie poster? What are the positive and negative events that have shaped your life? Discover those and you can claim or reclaim many of the things that make you – you.
Proverbs 15:2 “A wise person makes learning a joy; fools spout only foolishness.”