July 30, 2011

Evan Almighty

Watching Evan Almighty the first time through this week actually made me step back and look at my life situations.  Some of the quotes in the movie from Evan Baxter and God (portrayed by Morgan Freeman) were pretty inspiring! 

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Here are a few quotes that show exactly what I'm talking about:

Reporter: What makes you think God chose you?
Evan Baxter: He chose all of us.
  •  Ooohh... Burn. Ha! Really, though, it does hit ya pretty hard.

God: How do we change the world?
Evan Baxter: One single act of random kindness at a time.
God: [spoken while writing A-R-K on ground with a stick] One Act, of, Random, Kindness.
  • Seems simply enough, right? Try it.

God: Let me ask you something. If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other?
  • Wow. "Opportunity" may be my new favorite word.

Opportunity. Shine this week. :)

Feel-Better List #1

Being down on myself, I starting thinking of things that would make me feel better about myself, things that would put me in a good mood.  I'm thinking of making these lists whenever I need a pick-me-up. 

Warm Delights
Wearing a loose-fitting t-shirt to work out in
Brushing your teeth at least twice a day (sounds weird but it makes me feel good!)
Color coordinating
Being organized
Crossing things off a list (even if I write down something just to cross it off!)
Cute band-aids
Making lists (if you haven't noticed, I'm kinda obsessed with lists.)
Saving pennies
Painting a canvas
Reapplying sunscreen

Here's to more Feel-Better Lists! Shine this week. :)