Monday, April 9, 2012

a meaningful life

     "If you watched a movie about a guy who wanted a Volvo and worked years to get it, you wouldn't cry at the end when he drove off the lot, testing the windshield wipers.  You wouldn't tell your friends you saw a beautiful movie or go home and put a record on to think about the story you'd seen.  The truth is, you wouldn't remember that movie a week later, except you'd feel robbed and want your money back.  Nobody cries at the end of a movie about a guy who wants a Volvo.
     But we spend years actually living these stories, and expect our lives to feel meaningful.  The truth is, if what we choose to do with our lives won't make a story meaningful, it won't make a life meaningful either."

-Donald Miller
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years 
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2 comments:

  1. Ahhh, this is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing, Olivia. Life is certainly all about our attitudes and perspectives...
    And this is a wonderful reminder.
    Hope you're feeling well, pretty lady!
    Xoxo
    Maria

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