The longest ride… called life

Hello, guys! How are you doing? Myself, I believe I learned an important life lesson today. It is very simple, yet quite difficult to remember: every decision you’ve ever taken had a reason behind it, and taken you to the place you are in, so stop asking “what if”, because you can’t know. See, yesterday the dream I had been building for quite awhile crashed hard, and I spent hours trying to deal with my emotions. Everything I planned seemed to become just an empty vision. After spending  a day with swollen, red eyes something hit me, though. The dream I had was supposed to help me to bring my other, infinitely bigger dreams to live. I built the dream out of the dream! Sounds familiar? It might, as I know I’m not the only one caught in such a trap. I came clean as I understood my second option wouldn’t hurt my lifetime plans. I still could make a great life out of what I was given. Remember: there always could be a new opportunity. Not everything is bound to go the way you want it to, but in a long term, it might turn out as amazing as you would always want it to be. Today’s topic is quite connected to my little intro. It is called “The longest ride”, and I bet that many of you may have already heard about it, but in Poland it premiered few weeks ago, so it’s still a bit fresh.  The movie based on Nicholas Spark’s novel tells a story of a young couple, whose lives change the moment they rescue the elderly man from his burning car. The man reflects back on his love, and narrates the story of his life, which  accompanied by the love story of his rescuers, creates a tale about infinite hope, love and tough choices.

I know what some of you are likely to be thinking now: that’s Sparks – true. He uses the same storyline patterns all over again – might be true (according to some people), and that’s just another tearjerker – might be true, but let’s look at this movie differently. It’s surely not going to get an Oscar, and there have been many better movies in 2015, but it’s a nice thing to watch on Friday and carries some message. See, the main female character has her own life plan and doesn’t intend to add extra elements to it. She knows what she wants, and ignores everything else, and then something happens. She meets THIS guy and boom, she is full of emotions she’s never felt before. Typical? Maybe, but the message is clear: sometimes unplanned can be what makes your life awesome. The longest ride, your life, is no German highway, but most likely a Saharan road. It doesn’t make it any less special or beautiful.
To end with a quote from Sparks’ novel, and the movie trailer would be nice, so shall it be this way.
“I know I’m not going to be able to change the world, but I think it’s important to try to make a difference”. I will do my best to try, and I hope many other people will too. Change begins when you let it begin. Enjoy your longest ride!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/FUS_Q7FsfqU?feature=player_embedded

Have you seen “The longest ride”? Do you like Nicholas Sparks? Have you lost something just to experience something better? Let me know in comments below!
Have a lovely day,
Jessie
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2 thoughts on “The longest ride… called life

  1. I enjoyed reading this! I totally agree that whilst his movies won't get an Oscar, they reveal beautiful things about life and people. Also watched the trailer, need to watch the movie! I'm a major fan of his movie the notebook (Ryan gosling!😍) and the lucky one but I haven't ventured into the books? Have you?

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  2. Thanks for the feedback! I also loved the Notebook. To be honest, I've read one or two of his books, but I wasn't really impressed; I thought they were nice, but nothing special. When it comes to his movies though, I usually like them quite a lot. 🙂 How many of them have you watched? 🙂

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