Recently I saw the movie 'Dolphin Tale' on TV. Its the moving tale of a little boy who develops a bond with an injured dolphin. There is a question about the latter's survival as doctors have had to amputate its tail after an accident. The boy along with a few others attempts to save his friend by fixing a prosthetic tail.
Its a poignant tale. One specific scene stuck to my mind.
There is one character in the movie , a champion swimmer Kyle who loses his leg in a military explosion. In a particular scene, the scientist who designs prosthetic devices, Dr Cameron McCarthy(Morgan Freeman) has a dialogue with Kyle to pep him up and bring him out of his feeling of doom.
Kyle says something like 'All along my life I have worked for only one thing' (meaning to say that its lost now after his accident).
Freeman nonchalantly responds 'The good thing is you have a million other things to choose from'.
That dialogue was like 'Wow'. A very simple statement but yet it carries so much meaning, depth and above all 'Hope'.
We cannot always change what happens to us in life. How we react to it and what perspective we take is something we can choose. Its not always easy to stay positive. Life can be cruel at times too. One's spirit can go a long way in turning things over and finding new meanings. As he rightly said, when you lose one thing there are a million other things to choose from.