Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sad Movies

I'm thankful for sad movies...the good ones...because sometimes there's nothing that feels as great as a good cry. I sobbed for the entire last 20 minutes of LOVE STORY last night -- it was beautiful and funny and sad, and Ali MacGraw had terrific fashion and Ryan O'Neal was actually charming and the dialogue was some of the most fun banter I've heard in a long time -- and it broke my heart. But the difference between a good sad movie and a and a bad one is that the good one makes you thankful to be alive, it points out how fleeting beauty can be, and reminds you to enjoy and be grateful for every moment that it lasts.


  1. Beaches....cried like a baby the first time I saw it! Now I laugh when I think about this movie. I have a friend from college who is from Ghana. Her mom speaks with an accent and they went to see it in the theater together. Her mom got to the ticket counter and said "Two tickets for B**ches, please!"

  2. I remember watching Beaches with you for the first time! Yes, that's one of those great ones! That's hilarious about your friend's mom:)

  3. Good distinction between "good sad" and "bad sad". I definitely love me a good sad movie. LOVE STORY was amazing.