As a kid I didn’t like to try new food. Ever. I know what I like. Give me meat and potatoes and I’m happy. Slowly as I grew older I started to try new things – and shockingly… found out I like a lot of other foods besides my chicken fingers & fries or spaghetti!
I have to remind myself of this lesson often. Try it – and then form an opinion.
A few years back, a group of us girls were going to go see a movie. One suggested we see “Life is Beautiful”. I was adamant I wouldn’t like a foreign film with subtitles. How can I read and watch a movie at the same time?
I was so wrong.
This is my all-time favourite movie. I saw it in the theatre three times and it is one of the few movies I just had to own (the other being my beloved Pride & Prejudice).
The other night Mark and I wanted to watch a movie – and found a box of our old videos we hadn’t unpacked yet. We hadn’t watched “Life is Beautiful” in years – and sat back to enjoy it. I laughed out loud, I blubbered and cried like a baby… it really is amazing. I can not recommend it enough if you haven’t seen it! (don’t watch the dubbed version – has to be with the subtitles!) And it’s always better to watch it not knowing anything about it – except that it’s amazing.
If you have not seen the Oscar acceptance speech of Roberto Benigni watch it HERE – it captures the essence of his message… about love and celebrating life in reckless abandon! I love when he basically stands on Steven Speilberg’s head.
And because a post is better with a photo… here is a photo from this morning of Madi living life to the max. We got snow – not much but snow nonetheless – and Madi was sledding in our backyard before breakfast. Just threw her coat and skipants on over her PJ’s and went! Somehow, I know if Roberto Benigni was here visiting he’d be right behind her – ha ha!
Celebrating life is beautiful,