Wednesday, September 7, 2011

From the movie "RENT"

There are five hundred twenty five thousand, six hundred minutes a year. The question is, what have we done with these times? The movie “Rent” talks about the odds of life, which simply defines, you can’t have it all. Eight friends having different stories in life, come together in one journey which we call, LIFE.
All of us went through to the same journey. We experienced problems that seemed to be insurmountable, and met people who made us laugh and met those who broke our hearts. Life can be both tough and challenging, but with the support of our family and friends, we can surely go through it, especially if we make God the pilot/navigator in that journey.
In contrast with life, there is death. Losing someone who is very dear to us can be a very painful experience. Death does not always means passing away or being buried six feet below the ground. People have different definitions of death. Some defined death as broken heartedness; being an outcast; loneliness. We dealt with these situations differently; some positively and others negatively.
There were times when faced with difficulties and unfavorable situations; we thought that we have the worst life. But after seeing this movie, I have realized many things:
First, I realized the value of contentment. I know it is easier said than done, but it’s true. If you will just take time to look around, and appreciate even the simplest details in life, then you will see that God has given us people who loved us and who cared for us, and that the things we have neglected were those that matters later in life.
Second, I realized the value of truthfulness. Don’t pretend to be something you are not. You can always hear this line and often times taken for granted. But it’s really true. Pretending is not really a good idea. If you are sad, be sad. If you are happy, be happy. Being vulnerable at times is not a bad thing. As humans we need a life support, that’s why God gives us family and friends.
Lastly, I realized the value of loving and appreciating life. God provides all that we need each day, because He wants us to enjoy life to the fullest. Let us use this life to bless, to love and to care for others. Let us not ruin our life because of petty reasons/things. Surely, some things or situations may hurt us or we might have caused others pain, but we can always turn to God, family and friends. We just have to look beyond of what we can see, and hear beyond what we can hear.

By: Charis Joy M. Leones

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