Sherry A. Phillips

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If Your Life Were A Movie, Would It Be Any Good?


Think about it for minute. If your life were a movie, would it be any good? Would it be a runaway box office hit, or would it be a straight-to-video film that sits on a shelf because no one wants to watch it?

I can’t claim credit for this question. It was in my email inbox this morning from Donald Miller. If you haven’t ever heard of him, check out his website here.

I can tell you now, my life would be a drama with a lot of action. I have never shied away from experiences or trying new things. It is what helped me leave my parents and move across the country, all alone, to live in Los Angeles as I pursued my dream of being an actress.

I remember that I once said something to a friend of mine, “Why is my life always such a whirlwind? Why isn’t it calm and boring and relaxed?” Her answer? “Because that’s who you are. You like excitement and adventure and to some extent, drama, in your life.”

I didn’t know whether I should be flattered by her comment, or annoyed. However, I will admit, she was right on the money.

I have never been one to be satisfied with the status quo. Perhaps that is one of my personality faults. I’m always setting a new goal or trying something new. I like the excitement of it.

I like learning new things, going new places and meeting new people. Sometimes those experiences have been great and sometimes they have been not so great. But they were experiences and they have formed me into the person I am today.

They great thing about anyone’s life script is they can change it! Whatever your script said about you before today is in the past. Those scenes have already been watched.

The rest of the script is in your hands and you can make that script say whatever you want it to? Will the movie of your life be sad and boring, or will you write that script to be one adventure after another? Will it be happy? Will it be filled with questions of, “Oh no! What’s she gotten herself into now? What will happen?”

For me, I hope so.

My life may not be perfect, but it’s never been boring.

From now on, as you go through your day, ask yourself what you could do to make your life a bit more adventurous.

What choices can you make that will help you live a more abundant life?

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