Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying


Last night my Sissy told me that one of her favorite movies is The Shawshank Redemption.  In fact, I had always thought that the unusual name that their dog had was from the store, but instead, Brooks was named after a character in the movie.  So this morning at almost 4am when I couldn’t sleep, I decided that I would watch her movie since I’d never seen it before.

It wasn’t what I would have chosen for myself to watch as I prefer lighter movies now in my life.  But I believe there’s a place for movies such as this ~ and I am happy that I watched it in its entirety.  What stood out most of all was the above quote which was said so many times ~ so perhaps it’s the message that I was to get today as well for myself.

Have you seen this movie?  I watched it with Amazon Prime for $1.99.  It’s not for the faint of heart as it’s rough and tumble.  But the message is clear.  Get busy living or get busy dying.  It’s your choice.  Keep your hope, keep your faith and hold your friendships dearly.

As for the Monday morning Daily Prompt, in order to keep on an even keel, I allow myself to take the opportunities as they come to me ~ meaning that Sissy told me about the movie and I awoke early and was able to watch it!  I enjoy learning new things and I listen when someone recommends a book/a movie/a show to me.  I try to keep an open mind and open heart in order to get the most out of the experience.  I must say, I won’t probably watch this movie again, but I am glad I saw it.  Now I can’t wait to hear from you ~ have you seen it?  What’s your take on it?  How’s that for a Monday morning?

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Shine On!


Daily Prompt: On the Edge

We all have things as need to do to keep an even keel — blogging, exercising, reading, cooking. What’s yours?


15 thoughts on “Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying

  1. I have watched it — some time ago — and I found it moving, along with being depressing as I sometimes find it difficult to align what we do to our fellow human beings with the magnificence of our human state of being.

    And so true — the choice is ours in how we live.

  2. Flippin LOVED it! I really see the “prison” as representing our life. We can be prisoners to the day to day bull crapola or we can “break out” and really live our lives the way we want. Not that we will all be lying on a beach somewhere, but that our souls will be free the way they are meant to be.
    I’ve beenn digging my damn hole and I can see the light…

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