A while back, I shared some of the books I was reading, and one I included was Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. This is one of my favorite books for a number of reasons. One is that even though it’s sad, it actually has some REALLY important messages about life and living. One of my favorite quotes from the book is when Will, the main man, says, “You only have one life to live, Clark, it’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible. I think what’s important about this story line is you have someone who is super passive, who is just watching life pass without really finding a passion or experiencing the world (Lou), versus a man who is actively pursuing adventure, who works super hard, who enjoys every little thing in his life. One has adventure ripped from him, while the other learns to appreciate having the world at her fingertips.
I think we, as a society, get so caught up trying to get ahead, trying to get to the next step, that we forget to live our lives, soak up the here and now, and appreciate what we have right now. I think this movie and the book make you think about what you’re missing out on, and what you could be doing to live life better. I highly, highly recommend you read the book and go see the movie!