I'm watching HOUSE tonight. (Sorry, Lyn...I'll watch it again when you get home.)
Anyway, the "patient of the week" just delivered a line that I think is absolutely brilliant. I got goosebumps when she spoke it. I froze the scene and just sat contemplating what she said. Then I played it back several times. Outside the Scriptures, I can't say I've ever been so instantly affected by hearing a string of two brief sentences.
Here's the context: A young, proud female doctor on House's team is incredulous that the patient (also female) is willingly taking a "2nd fiddle" view of herself. The patient responds with:
"We can aspire to anything, but we don't get it just because we want it. I would rather spend my life close to the birds, than waste it wishing I had wings."
It very likely won't impact everyone the way it did me, but it was something I really needed to hear. It pretty much summarizes my life philosophy--at least as it relates to my self-assessment--but I had never attempted to verbalize it.
I feel better getting that off my chest. Now I'll finish the show. G'Night!