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The Key To Life December 7, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies, Happiness, Mindfulness.
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Calvin-gots-an-IdeaMom told me that happiness is the key to life. 

So, when a teacher asked us what we wanted to be when  we grew up, I said, “Happy.”

She said I didn’t understand the assignment. 

I told her she didn’t understand life.

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The Odd Life of Timothy Green shares the key to life with viewers in a tale filled with unexpected magic and inspiration.

In his short life, Timothy  lived in the now.  He didn’t argue, fuss, or fight over “nothing.” 

He loved with an open heart and gave IT his all.  He did the best he could, with what he had, where he was.  He bloomed where he was “planted.”

He didn’t stress over  imagined slights, close calls, or things outside his control.  He embraced all with joy.  He spread laughter like fertilizer. 

He smiled like the sun. 

Aah . . . that’s better!

Timothy Green is an inspiration to those of us who want to inspire others.  He’s My Hero.

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1. Judson - December 7, 2012

Gotta love the internet … this is one of those terrific quotes that gets attributed to multiple people. Most recently, I saw it on FaceBook as a John Lennon saying … well, whomever came up with it … they were brilliant! 🙂

nrhatch - December 7, 2012

I agree.

2. theonlycin - December 7, 2012

You make me want to go out and rent the movie immdiately 🙂

nrhatch - December 7, 2012

The movie doesn’t hit you over the head. Timothy just lives, embracing life. I didn’t connect all the dots until this morning . . . and then it clicked. Great messages.

3. wisejourney - December 7, 2012

Mom told me that happiness is the key to life.

So, when a teacher asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up, I said, “Happy.”

She said I didn’t understand the assignment.

I told her she didn’t understand life. LOVE IT!

nrhatch - December 7, 2012

It’s a great way to look at life. 😀

4. seeker - December 7, 2012

Calvin is just great. Add the video to the list to borrow at the library. *=)

nrhatch - December 7, 2012

It’s such a lovely message . . . “Be Like Timothy” and smile like the sun! 😎

5. kateshrewsday - December 7, 2012

Inspirational tale, Nancy…

nrhatch - December 7, 2012

Thanks, Kate. It’s a lovely movie.

6. Tom (Aquatom1968) - December 7, 2012

Great post, Nancy.
Love the line that translated to me as ‘don’t stress over imagined slights’! 😀

nrhatch - December 7, 2012

What struck me about the movie . . . Timothy Green did NOT have an Ego. He was PURE SPIRIT. 😀

7. tricia linden - December 7, 2012

Now I understand life better. Thanks. 🙂

nrhatch - December 7, 2012

Timothy Green is how we would be if we let our Spirit take center stage . . . while keeping our Ego at bay.

8. barb19 - December 8, 2012

Sounds like a must-see movie.

nrhatch - December 8, 2012

He is my new little hero. He didn’t just cope with challenges tossed into his garden, he embraced the ALL of life with alert curiosity.

9. Three Well Beings - December 8, 2012

I have been hoping to see this movie before long. I just know I will love it…and from what you’re sharing he will provide a little inspiration, too!

nrhatch - December 8, 2012

While watching it, we knew we were enjoying it . . . but I didn’t catch the central theme squarely until yesterday morning when I was looking at the key to life quote.

Timothy Green was happy. Not because of what was going on around him. Just because he existed.

10. sufilight - December 8, 2012

I am into watching movies in the evening in order to relax and this one is a must see. Will check to see if the library has it. Thanks for the share!

nrhatch - December 8, 2012

Timothy Green is an inspiration for those of us who want to “bloom where we are planted.”

He embraced all with joy, sought out new experiences, and NEVER worried about what others thought of his efforts . . . even when he fell flat on his ass.

11. sufilight - December 8, 2012

Yay! The library has it so I placed a request for the movie. 🙂

nrhatch - December 8, 2012

Libraries rock! I’m headed to the Island Library this morning to pick up “Don’t Get Scrooged.”

12. sweetdaysundertheoaks - December 8, 2012

CH is right this minute putting it in the queue at Netflix!

nrhatch - December 8, 2012

It is the sweetest movie with a B~I~G message . . . that took a while to soak in. Enjoy!

13. Perfecting Motherhood - December 13, 2012

Is the movie good? I understand it was a book first and I’m wondering if I should go for that instead.

nrhatch - December 13, 2012

I can’t compare the two since I didn’t read the book. We enjoyed the movie . . . and then its message washed over me the next day ~ how wonderful the world would be if we used Spirit rather than Ego to gauge our steps.

14. eof737 - December 14, 2012

I recently saw a review of that movie… I should see it. 😉

nrhatch - December 14, 2012

Timothy Green is an inspiration for those of us who want to “bloom where we are planted.”

He embraced all with joy, sought out new experiences, and NEVER worried about what others thought of his efforts . . . even when he fell flat on his ass.

eof737 - December 14, 2012

Thanks Nancy! Just what I need to wrap up a bitch of a year! Blessings! 🙂

nrhatch - December 14, 2012

Here’s to 2013! :mrgreen:

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