GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Do you remember that musical movie "Xanadu" starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly?
She played ageless Greek muse Kira who falls in love with a human artist Sonny (Michael Beck) on a visit to earth. Among other things, she tries to get her Greek God father Zeus to let her return to earth for one last evening with Sonny before returning to Greek mythology heaven.
Kira's mother Helen is on her side, urging Zeus to permit the visit for a day... or a minute...or for always.
Helen: "Maybe just (let her return for) one moment, darling."
Zeus: "Well, maybe just one moment. Or forever. I keep getting them mixed up..."
I loved that line...and that movie. So bright and sparkly and hopeful and sweet and roller skate disco-y. The soundtrack alone is like, totally awesome fer sure.
Yeah, I know it panned at the box office but it went on to become a really cool musical and a cult classic. Besides, I was 12, okay? I digress.
As I celebrate the fifth anniversary of my day job today...it makes me realize that Zeus wasn't really all that wrong. A minute is like a month is like a year --- all depending on perspective, attitude and point of view.
Five years ago, I was terrified. Not sure I'd made the right move from an industry I'd just gotten used to working in (Hospital and Healthcare PR/Communications) to one that frankly makes a words person like me break out in a cold sweat (Accounting and Financial Services Communications).
I walked in on my first day thinking..."Oh man, this could be a dream come true or an absolute train wreck." Luckily, it's been the former. #thankshbk
And though, like with anything in life, some days fly and others crawl, I must admit that these first five years have passed in a blink.
Bottom line: Life's one great big beautiful blessing but it's far too short.
Be sure to spend your moment --or forever-- in a way that's meaningful, productive, kind, giving, considerate, useful, humble and at least a little bit fun.
Toss in a disco ball every now and again, capisce?
Phil 2:15d, 16a R. Alleluia, alleluia. Shine like lights in the world, as you hold on to the word of life. Gospel Lk 17:1-6 Jesus said to his disciples, "Things that cause sin will inevitably occur, but woe to the one through whom they occur. It would be better for him if a millstone were put around his neck and he be thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he wrongs you seven times in one day and returns to you seven times saying, 'I am sorry,' you should forgive him." And the Apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith." The Lord replied, "If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you."