Life sometimes gives you lemons and then sometimes it gives you milk and honey as well. I have had my fair share of lemons, but I also know what it feels like when I get a little milk and honey and it feels awesome. And it has happened to me more than once. In fact a lot of things in life that I have really enjoyed have happened to me more than once already and I would like to believe that I am only around half way through this life of mine, so the whole once in a lifetime theory doesn't really hold much water for me.
I have heard of families that have won the lottery more than once and people that have been hit by lightning more than once and there have been many, many people that have fallen truly, madly and deeply in love on more than one occasion as well. And they are all meant to be once in a lifetime occurrences aren't they? Well they clearly are not once in a lifetime occurrences at all, they are occurrences that are in fact happening every damn day, all around the world, to hundreds of people. We are just programmed to think that extraordinary things don't happen all of time, but in reality they do - a lot! Very regularly in fact, and just about everyone that you meet will have at least one extraordinary story about some "once in a lifetime" thing that has happened to them at some point in their lives.
You see, you do not have to settle for the idea that only truly great things can happen to you once in a lifetime, because that is not true. That kind of thinking is toxic to meeting your full potential or living the life that you want. That kind of mindset is why people settle for less than what they are worth and stop hoping for more, because they think that they have already had their "once in a lifetime" opportunity. The word once implies something that is so fleeting, so short lived and definitely something that is never to be repeated, which is certainly not very encouraging now is it?
Well I say - fuck that! Be open to wonderful and extraordinary things happening to you every damn day. Open yourself up to the idea that every day of your life is full of unlocked potential and wonderment and unexpected good fortune that is just around the next corner. See where that kind of thinking takes you. I think that from now on I am going to say that there are at least a billion opportunities in a lifetime, not just one, and that I am going to remain open to them all happening to me, as many time as I can get! Why stop at "once in a lifetime" when you can have so much more than that?
Release Date: 2006
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 85 mins
An Irish musical written and directed by John Carney that is certain to tug at the heartstrings of anyone that watches it. This completely naturalistic drama stars real life musicians Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova and was shot on a shoestring budget. Once went on to win the 2007 Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film and the song "Falling Slowly" won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Original Song.
A vacuum repairman with dreams of becoming a professional musician, meets a talented Czech pianist and single mother when he is busking on the streets. Together they collaborate and record songs that tell the stories of their own troubled love lives.
This movie is straight up darling, I loved it. I was so touched by the songs and interactions between the two main characters and I especially loved that there was absolutely nothing polished or forced about it.
FINAL SAY: I listen.
4 Chilli Peppers