Sunday, January 7, 2018

Overcoming our fears in 2018

People laugh at me but I like watching the Hallmark Channel.  During the Christmas season I swear I watched a Christmas movie almost every night.  Maybe it's because both my parents are gone and I'm living through these movies, I don't know.  But one thing is true, there's always inspiring stories about people's passions, goals, values, and of course the sappy thing we call falling in love.

Last night I got excited because the movie this time was on the slopes.  Love on the Slopes was all about people following their passions.  Katrina Bowden (who plays Alex) a young aspiring writer trying to fulfill her life long dream.  There's obviously something romantic about falling in love on the slopes but the message here was a lot deeper than that.  Thomas Beaudoin (Cole) played an accomplished photographer fighting through his own fears. He was a shy, unassuming introvert who had problems opening himself up to people and doing the things important for his business, and his own personal growth.  Both helped each other get out of their comfort zones and overcome their fears.  In the meantime, they fell in love.

As we enter 2018, what are you doing to get out of your comfort zone and overcome your fears?  Maybe something you've never done before but have always wanted to?  Is it time to attack that fear that both of these actors were able to do with the help of each other?

Often times it takes another person we become close with who can help recognize our fears and help us get over them.  Wishing you the presence of mind to achieve this in 2018.

Happy New Year!