Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!

      Today I watched the movie Chocolat. As I sat their staring at scene after scene filled with delightful chocolate (along with Johnny Depp) I knew for sure the story had to have been written by a woman. Joanne Harris to be exact. I don't think a man could have come up with a story where chocolate is central to the plot.  However, despite being caught up in the chocolate, there is a quote in the movie that stood out to me as worth remembering:

"I think we can't go around measuring our goodness by what we don't do, by what we deny ourselves, by what we resist or who we exclude. We have to measure our goodness by what we embrace, what we create and who we include" 
— Chocolat
What do you embrace?
What do you create?
Who do you include?

Don't  forget to just enjoy spending time with the people you love and don't forget the whole reason we celebrate Christmas. I wish you all a merry merry Christmas!!

We all remember when "Hey there Delilah" was on every single radio station 100 times a day... For awhile that was great until it was too much. Here's another Plain White T's song worth listening to:


  1. I think this is a great quote! Vrey though provoking and inspiring, so thanks for including it in your post! I've heard about the movie but never got around to watching it... Now I'm thinking maybe I should!

    Happy holidays to you! :)

  2. Happy Christmas MissEmy! I love that movie too :) Thanks for reminding me about the good things.

  3. Watching Chocolat always makes me hungry!! It's a good movie, though :)

  4. That's a great quote. I haven't seen that movie yet but I love me some Johnny Depp. Maybe I'll check it out. Hope you enjoy your Christmas despite being away from home. Merry Christmas!

  5. Aw, I love that song.

    Chocolat is a wonderful movie and, for the longest time, it made me think of warm and fuzzy things.

    Then I saw "I Love You, Man" and now, whenever I hear about Chocolat, all I can think of is Paul Rudd and that guy from How I Met Your Mother.

  6. I have never heard of that movie before, but Johnny Depp is one of my favorite actors and I am a sucker for Chocolate so I am definitely going to have to watch this movie!

    Oh my goodness I love that song!


  7. chocolat was a good movie, and lol I totally remember Hey there Delilah, I hated that song because it was on the radio sooo much!! Kind of like all rihanna songs now