Kate and I watched the classic Will Smith movie
“The Pursuit of Happyness” last night.
we watched about half of it, then we fell out
so we’re going to watch the other half tonight hehe!
(We didn’t fall out over the film by the way,
it was over who was getting first dibs on Will Smith)
Before I go on,
Will Smith. Uggghhhh… he’s just the perfect man.
I LOVE HIM.
I mean, I think I am actually IN LOVE with him hah!
The film follows the life of Chris Gardner
who had heavily invested in a revolutionary product called ‘The Bone Density Scanner’
in that – he’d bought SHITLOADS of them to sell…
they didn’t sell. In fact, hospitals and doctors
just couldn’t afford to buy them – rendering them unnecessary.
In the process of figuring out how to sell them,
Chris loses his wife, his home, his bank account and his credit cards and is
left homeless, on the streets, with his young son.
^^ Pretty horrendous, right?
So not only does he still have to try and sell the
remaining scanners just to pay basic childcare –
he also strikes a job as an intern stockbroker…
but before he gets his salary – he must first go through 6 MONTHS of training…
The story follows a man who, through struggle
after struggle after struggle STILL sees the best in
STILL does what’s best for him and his son,
and keeps carrying on regardless…
This quote stands out:
“It was right then that I started thinking about Thomas Jefferson on the Declaration of Independence and the part about our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And I remember thinking how did he know to put the pursuit part in there? Thatmaybe happiness is something that we can only pursue and maybe we can actually never have it. No matter what. How did he know that?”
Struck a chord.
Do you honestly think that you’re going to be happy
once you’ve lost the weight?
Do you believe you’ll be happy when you finally get to a Size 8?
Do you honestly think that just by losing weight, you’ll be instantly happy?
I’m sorry to burst your bubble –
but that’s just not true.
I’d have you consider that you have two choices in life,
a) you spend your entire life chasing happiness
b) you learn (and it is a skill) how to be happy RIGHT NOW. In this moment. With what you have and who you are.
I’ll tell you from experience…
This world is a much better place when you learn
how to live mindfully, in this moment…
instead of thinking … if only I could be / do / go…….
THEN I would be happy.
Just like clients I’ve had in the past who
thought simply by filling in my coaching application form – they would be happier by the end of it…
You can’t just talk the talk.
You have to WANT it.
CRAVE it. Be willing to DO. THE. WORK.
And if you’re not willing to learn how to be happy
Don’t fill this in:
Rachael ‘soppy Saturday’ Watson
PS – Make sure you ‘follow’ me on Facebook (just my full name) as I’m gonna be doing some
“Facebook LIVE” streaming from my kitchen
over the next few days…
kinda like an episode of British Bake Off, but without that hot presenter with the floppy hair
and without the cakes, obvs.
Coz bitchiz don’t eat cake. (every day…)