Several years ago, we had a conversation about movies on the website. One of our members who cared for his mom suggested the movie, “The Shawshank Redemption.” When I mentioned that I had not seen the movie, the member was incredulous. “It’s a must-see,” he said.
I watched the movie soon after his comment and then totally understand his appeal that I must see it. When you feel trapped by life’s circumstances, this movie provides the inspiration to map your way to better.
So, I wonder: What’s your shawshank redemption? What do you do every day that keeps you moving into your future, that provides a vision for your future, that gives you energy to get to tomorrow? Your shawshank redemption could be creating crafts, reading books, taking an online class, writing in your journal, blogging here, walking. It’s a seed you plant every day that you watch grow in value each day.
It’s your small daily purpose, just for you, that will become your future. For instance, your daily walks take you to a healthier tomorrow. Your online class ensures you have up-to-date skills when you re-enter the workforce.
So, tell us: What’s your shawshank redemption?