Movie Review :: Silver Linings Playbook

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Silver Linings Playbook has to be one of my favorite movies. EVER! It goes without saying that I’m a sucker for romance, but I was blown away by the way this film explored what it means to be crazy. What it means to be human. What is crazy? Is the guy in the mental institution crazy or is the weekend football fan? Is it our parents? Is it the police? Is it love?  Life is about dealing with all kinds of crazy and finding our humanity in the midst of it all. Crazy connects us. Silver Linings Playbook offers a touching reminder that life is never perfect and the connections between us make it worthwile.

50 Good Things About Pushing 50!

This will be an on-going post. I haven’t yet come up with 50 good things, but I’ll keep adding until I get there. If you’re in your 40’s or close to 50, please send me your ideas and I’ll add them to the list!

1. You look better if you’re not too thin.

2. You’re finally at a place where you don’t care what other people think.

3. You can talk about sex, and no one thinks you’re a slut.

4. You are happy for (rather than jealous of) young, super-cool women who are really pretty and have good jobs.

5. You’ve already had kids and don’t have to be pregnant again.

6. You look better if you’re not too thin (yes, I meant to say it again!)

7. Sitting on the couch and watching HBO is fun.

8. You are able to stop drinking before you throw up.

9. You read about history because it’s interesting.

10. You are able to say “no.”

11. You are able to forgive yourself for all of the stupid mistakes you made in your twenties.

12. You genuinely want to help others (or you should).

13. You know you’re okay the way you are, or you’re getting there….

15. You understand that life is not easy but it’s good.

That’s all I have so far…  I turn 49 on Monday, which is blah. But 50? I can’t wait!