“Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates” – Forrest Gump

One of my all time favourite movies is Forrest Gump. Forrest summed up life in his famous saying “Life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you are going to get”.

The reason I love this movie is that it is full of wisdom on how to live life. My recollection is that Forrest’s life was full of crises, losses and changes but, the most inspiring message that I took from this film was that, no matter what life gave him, Forrest made the most of each situation. .

We never know what hand life is going to deal us at any given moment. Like the box of chocolates, in every life, there will be times we love and want more of, times we do not like what is happening, times we absolutely wish had never occurred or that we hate. But, if we are to enjoy our time here, the most important thing we can do is to learn to accept life as it comes to us rather than resist it and wish it were not happening.

For, in every situation, there is a positive purpose if we are willing to look for it. So, let’s make the most of every moment because that is what life is; little moments put together to make a lifetime. Let’s be present to whatever is happening and know that good can come out of apparently negative situations.

Let’s remember the beauty of the Lotus flower and how it grows in murky water and the Phoenix that rises out of the ashes and know that we can get through anything if we just pay attention, choose to accept rather than resist and do out best. Life is sculpting us into a beautiful diamond.

Until next time, remember that all is well no matter how life seems at this moment in time..