Sliding Doors and the Choices We Make

One of my all-time favorite movies is Sliding Doors. This 1998 British-American rom-com-drama stars Gwyneth Paltrow (the Goop lady) and John Hannah (before The Mummy).

The premise is centered on two possible realities based on Helen’s circumstance–if she missed the train or if she took it.

We are faced with millions of choices each day of our lives. Some choices are insignificant (what flavor of ice cream?) but some can change your entire life.

Sometimes, we also think that a moment has passed us by, that maybe we missed an opportunity in life–meeting the possible love of your life, a chance to travel or meet a new friend, or just a feeling of “Where did the time go?’

But the good thing is that even when you miss some moments, you can still make way for new ones. This quote from Psych (one of my favorite TV series) sums it up:

Life is not made up of a single moment, it’s made up of a gazillion moments. 
What defines us is the choice we make in the next moment, and the one after that. These moments, Shawn, they’re happening, they’re all around us all the time. 
You’re having one right now.



What choices changed your life?