Monday, May 30, 2011

Leading Lady

Hello Beautiful

Do you ever dream of being a movie star?  Sandra Bullock or Megan Fox?  Or perhaps the lead in Chicago or Mamma Mia?  Can you imagine yourself amidst all the lights and all the glamour.  But that’s not real life, is it?

My favorite Christmas movie is The Holiday.  In this movie an old director named Arthur Abbot played by Eli Wallach says one of the most reveling lines of modern romantic comedies. 

“Iris, in the movies we have leading ladies and we have the best friend. You, I can tell, are a leading lady, but for some reason you are behaving like the best friend. “

Your life is your movie.  You have center stage.  And don’t let anyone take it from you.  What you do with the spotlight is up to you.  Will you lift yourself out of humble beginnings?  Will you use it to rescue those with no voice?   Will you chart your own course into the history books?

Don’t be the best friend of your own life.  You are the leading lady of your life.  So kick the encroachers out of your dressing room.  Put on all the expensive makeup, glittery dresses, and glamorous hair.  Turn on the spotlight center stage and get ready to shine.

Be the best friend of someone else’s life.  Be their rock, their support, their confidante.  The best lead characters are those that make sacrifices for those that they love and care for.  The heroine is the one with the most noble and courageous qualities.  And let others be the best friend in your own story.  Every movie needs a supporting actor or actress.  Don’t try to be a star on your own.  You need love and support as well.  Let those that surround you lift you up.  When the spot light turns on everyone will see that you are beautiful.

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