My life so far does not provide source material as rich and inspirational subjects of the biopics that dominate the Academy Awards noms. I’m not an Olympic athlete, war hero, civil rights leader, brilliant scientist or code breaker, after all.
I’m fine with that. Thankfully by virtue of being alive, I’m still writing my own script.
But I’d like to experience enough thrilling action before I fade to black and my end credits roll.
So in the meantime, I’m making creative decisions for the unwritten scenes yet to come.
I’m surrounding myself with the best actors — optimistic, spiritual, and supportive. Our dialogue will be inspired and positive. Habitually critical, negative types are relegated to the background, and not allowed speaking roles. While alone, I’ll fill myself with uplifting words in the musical score.
I’m counting on abundant special effects amazing my senses and pushing the boundaries of my belief: Epic scenes with miracles and wonders masterfully and precisely conceived by an imagination bigger than my own.
I’m building my faith and confidence, so I can weather all plot twists and surprises with utmost skill and calm. Rewrites and ad-libs will not deter me from my mission. I will earn box office riches, while not sacrificing my integrity or art.
I’m holding space for a fantastic love interest to emerge. Someone with whom the chemistry will be natural and plentiful. Someone with a healthy emotional range who can be my best friend whether we’re in a comedy or tragedy, fantasy or horror.
The movie of my life has never been seen on screen before. It is wholly original. Each scene can only be shot once. So I will focus only on images that serve my story and discard all others. Proper lighting is just as important. Every performance requires my all.
Most important of all, when accepting my awards, I must remember to thank The All, the director who makes all productions possible.
In reality, we are all accolades worthy long before the first frames of our life movies are shot.
Your life movie is playing now.
You can sit in the dark and watch.
Or you can choose to be the star.
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