Thursday, June 3, 2010

The 5 People You Meet in Heaven...

So tonight we finally sat down to watch the same movie we have been meaning to watch for the past week. Something has always come up and we end up postponing our movie night. SO glad we decided to sit down and watch it tonight. It was called "The 5 people you meet in heaven" (based on a book by Mitch Albom). EXCELLENT show-the kind that has a purpose and really gets you thinking and reccommitting to being better and understanding life on a deeper level. If you haven't seen this, I would highly recommend it. It is kind of long-a bit over 2 hours...but for sure worth it. There were alot of excellent quotes: Here are a few I liked the best:

"Holding anger is a poison...It eats you from inside...We think that by hating someone we hurt them...But hatred is a curved blade...and the harm we do to others...we also do to ourselves..."

"Lost love is still love, Eddie. It just takes a different form, that's all. You can't hold their hand... You can't tousle their hair... But when those senses weaken, another one comes to life... Memory... Memory becomes your partner. You hold it... you dance with it... Life has to end, Eddie... Love doesn't."

"Strangers are family you have yet to come to know"

And this one was my favorite:

"There are no random acts...We are all connected...You can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind..."

It is really so true-everything and everyone is inseparably connected. The ending packed such a punch! I will be thinking of it for days. I don't know anyone who hasn't wondered at some point in their life if they are making a difference, or if anything they are doing even matters......this show reminded me that YES! we all matter and we all need each other. No matter how seemingly insignificant our lives are, in reality they matter a great deal. Sometimes we may never know the good that we've done or the far-reaching effects our lives have had on others until we are on the other side and able to see with our "other" eyes. Just something to consider. Seriously though, if you haven't seen the movie, it is a gooder. (Definetly a little too heavy for kids though.)

AND...onto renovation news! Lol. Do not ask me how, but Jeremy actually found someone who wanted our old siding!!! (And did I mention that he sold our HIDEOUS metal roof off the garage for over $400?!!!!) This morning around 10am, a guy from Warner showed up with 2 of his buddies and by 4pm all the siding had been removed! We didn't even have to lift a finger-even though Jeremy couldn't help himself sometimes. :) SUCH a blessing-it would've taken us 3 or 4 days to get that all of by ourselves! The house is looking just great...... And to think that someone once considered that stucco beautiful....well, that is just sad! Here are the latest pictures. I really had better get some sleep. I need to remember that part of the word of wisdom is going to bed early and rising early. Yeah, not so good at that yet. :S Goodnight all. xoxo

Sweet looking house, huh? :)


The FOUR M's... said...

I'm loving your blog already, Sarah -- thanks for the movie recommendation -- I'm finding it super hard to find GOOD movies to watch lately -- I end up turning half of them off. That's awesome that you found someone to take the siding -- what a blessing, eh? I'm loving the transformation so far -- has to get worse before it can get better, right? Have a great day! :o)

Sara Smith said...

Sarah, I just finished that book about 2 weeks ago and I really liked it...didn't know there was a movie. I have another book of his that you should read called "Have a Little Faith" which is really good, I will have to bring it next time we come.

Gayla Woolf Holt said...

I read the book too but have not seen the I will look for it! The quotes are great!
That Jeremy is so tricky to sell all that house stuff...whoohoo! He is the man! Reminds me of someone I am married creative!