Saturday, May 4, 2013

I wanna buy a zoo

While I’m trapped on the bed and the couch because of a killer cold or something I’ve been watching some movies. I normally go for the drama, horror, mystery-type movies, but I’d watched most of those offered On Demand right now so I ventured into the MA14 and PG13.

I watched “We Bought a Zoo” for the first time. I’m not going to bore you with a rehash of the movie, but I am going to recommend you watch it. Why? Because like many movies it has little gems of wisdom mixed in with the entertaining and interesting. The first gem of wisdom is a reminder about having a vision and picturing your success. I’ve added a mantra I hope to remember and say each day: “I see myself succeeding.”

A lot of us reevaluate our lives at different stages: when we reach a milestone, have a child, get married and particularly when we are a certain age. I know I have and still do, but there are things, dreams, goals I have and wanna meet that I’m not willing to give up on.

I see myself succeeding.” It’s a phrase I want to add to my vision board and that reminded me I need to place my vision board in a more… uh… visible place. I need to see my vision everyday. Ingrain those images and phrases into my head to motivate me to buy a zoo. Metaphorically speaking, of course.

The other gem of wisdom I took away is “20 seconds of courage.” Benjamin Mee, played by Matt Damon, says, “You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.”

20 seconds…

Then I watched Mary and Martha starring Hilary Swank and Brenda Blethyn. If you’ve never seen it, I won’t spoil it for you, but it’s about two women who forge a bond fueled from tragedy and African culture. The message I take from this one? I want to and I can make a difference.

That’s what I’ll be working on while I’m buying my zoo.