Saturday, May 22, 2010

Curly gets it

Curly: Do you know what the secret of life is?
[holds up one finger]
Curly: This.
Mitch: Your finger?
Curly: One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and the rest don't mean shit.
Mitch: But, what is the "one thing?"
Curly: [smiles] That's what *you* have to find out.

Curly got it. I was 23 when "City Slickers" came out. Even though I was already married and a father, I didn't get what Curly was trying to say. I kept waiting to find out through the whole movie what that "one thing" was.

It wasn't until several years later that I got it. That one thing is defined differently for everyone. We are all born with a natural pilot light. Usually something happens to us personally that lights the fire. It could be something that hurts like hell when it happens but in the rear view mirror becomes a blessing or it could be something that is a true blessing to begin with.

Look inside yourself and find that inner light. Ignite the spark! We all know people who always have that spark and it is great to be around them. We also know people who never get out of the dark, who are dying on the inside and just letting life happen rather than living it. Which group of people do you enjoy being with more? More importantly, which group are you in?

Anybody got a light?

Thanks Curly!

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