Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Yesterday, we observed Memorial Day - a day to remember the many veterans of too many wars who have died in service to this country. While I do know many veterans, I (fortunately) don't personally know many who have been killed in action. So, while I am thankful for those who have the courage to go and fight for the freedoms that we enjoy in this country, I have been spared the grief of experiencing this first-hand.
I thought about that yesterday, and I also asked myself how I could observe Memorial Day in my own way, instead of it being just another holiday. I started thinking about the families of those who have lost someone in combat. We all know (or will know) how it feels to lose someone that we care about. But the thing that makes loss so difficult is the same thing that gives our lives meaning: knowing that our lives have been touched by someone in such a way that has allow us to become who we are right now. Their purpose in your life was to get you to where you are this very moment. Now, whether you like where you are right now or you don't like where you are, you have survived. They did their job. Even the haters have a job - their job is to test your mettle.
Now, give back to those loved ones by living the best life you can live - whatever that means to you. In their absence, your life is a monument that has been erected in their memory. Represent well.
I am hoping (expecting, really) a callback for that underwear audition I had last week. Callbacks are tomorrow, so I am waiting for a call today. I'll keep you posted.
I watched "The Secret" this past weekend. I've been hearing about it for 2-3 years now, and seen snippets, but hadn't watched it all the way through until now. It was reinforcement for a lot of things that I've already learned growing up in church, in my acting program, and in books. I don't know how much of a secret it is, but I can say that the truth is the truth is the truth. What you focus on, multiplies. Either that, or you only see what you focus on. If you don't like what you are seeing, focus on something different. This movie will tell you how. I did find it inspirational. If you haven't seen it, check it out.