Sliding Door Moments

One of my favorite movies is Sliding Doors. When I first saw it I had short hair so I was completely into Gwyneth Paltrow’s short hair style. Yes, that was just the icing. Really I was engulfed in the story that the closing of a train door could completely change your life. You could miss that closing door, and it meant potentially not finding out that your boyfriend was cheating on you. (A story line in the movie).

I think of Sliding Doors often in my day-to-day life. Will this decision impact that decision? Will I regret it later? There have been many of those moments in my life. Taking a specific job, moving across the country, almost every decision we make could be a Sliding Door moment. Even some negative experiences we have can be Sliding Door moments, all based on how we react or respond to the situation.

I have one that I will not forget. I am not going to go into the details of the bad experience, but one night almost 12 years ago, a Sliding Door moment changed my life. I do not know if I would be sitting here writing this with Chris sitting ten feet away from me. That moment meant that instead of doing whatever I would have done that night, I was with Chris, and the conversation, love and support I received from him shifted something inside me and I was never the same again. One door shut and another was opened. I am not sure I would have seen the door open for me otherwise.

The rest is history.

If you have not seen the movie Sliding Doors, I encourage you to Red Box, Netflix, or borrow it from your local library. You will not be disappointed.

Incredible people…at the right moment

Today is my 100th post! I cannot believe I have been blogging every weekday for 5 months! An exciting accomplishment for me.

I recently read the novel: “Delicacy” by David Foenkinos. After reading it, I learned that the book was made into a movie. I would read the book first before watching the movie. I have added it to my movie list, but I actually already think it will not be as good as the book. Some movies just cannot compare to the description and places your imagination takes you to while reading a book. It is a quick read and quite cleverly written. The author brings you in to support the main character but you will later fall in love with the underdog.

A quote that was shared in “Delicacy” resonated with me. It makes me think about when I met my husband, I had known him for a while before it clicked within me that he had been brought into my life at just the right moment. AND, yes he is incredible.

“Thought of a Polish Philosopher:

There are incredible people whom we meet at the wrong moment.

And there are people who are incredible because we meet them at the right moment.” page 97

It makes me think about the movie: Sliding Doors. It used to be one of my favorite movies. I loved it because of the story line, but also because at the time Sliding Doors came out my hair was very short, and I liked Gwyneth Paltrow’s hair short and long in the movie. Her hair inspired me. I think I related more to her short hair character most. If you have not seen Sliding Doors, then rent it right away. It is a movie that really makes you think. The excerpt from IMDB says:

“Young Helen is fired from her job at a PR company, and when the sliding doors of the tube car close on her, we start to see what would have happened if she’d made the train, and if she hadn’t.”

Whenever I wonder in life what would have or could have happened, I think of Sliding Doors. Where would I be if I had taken that job? What if I said no to a party, would I have met that friend? We all have those questions, and Gwyneth’s character let’s us think about the moment the door closes and we do not make the train, what could have been?

What incredible person have you met at the right moment? What incredible experience did you have at the right moment?