Collateral Beauty

collateral-beautyI just saw Collateral Beauty. Quite a tear-jerker. At one point, there was a discussion about time. The main character had lost a daughter and he felt that time was a prison. The man he spoke to said time was a gift. After the movie my girlfriend and I went to dinner. She is my age and recently divorced. Life changes so fast. She mentioned that she didn’t know why she was still here, and didn’t know what to do with her time. Since Steve’s death I have felt the same way. I’ve raised my kids, had a great career, and now…what to do… I think if I look at time like a gift, not a burden, it will be so much more energizing and satisfying to soldier on. And to continue to interact with my family and share our love. It’s a gift to spend time with myself, single. I can choose to enjoy it and make the most of it. If I understand the concept of collateral beauty, I need to look for the beauty and gifts all around me, even in times of sadness and loss. Don’t you love it when you see a movie that just speaks to you?

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