Monday, May 9, 2011

A Gentle Reminder From a Movie.

This past week, I watched the movie Charlie Bartlett. It was a cute movie with a good overall message. There's a scene in the movie where Charlie gets in trouble, and the principal says to him, "What you do in this life matters."

I've been sitting around studying for my finals and doing all sorts of things for and with our seniors before send them off into the real world, and that moment from the movie has really struck me.

I think that is a concept that has really escaped a lot of people. That everything you do matters. We get so caught up in the glamour of this world; we want to be rich, we want to be famous, and we want to be important and remembered. So we cut corners a little bit to make things easier on ourselves. We live in a world where it is so easy to go through the day without actually connecting with another person. Yes, those things would be nice. But they mean nothing if you are not true to yourself and invested in others.

So as our seniors are leaving and as we are all trucking through life, I want to remember that quote.

"What you do in this life matters." What are you going to do?

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