I saw The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel last weekend in the theater, and it really got me thinking about my own life.
I was married very young, so I went from the security of my parents directly to the security of having a husband, and when the marriage ended a few years ago, I had no idea how to live life on my own. None.
I didn’t even have the security of being surrounded with my children, as they had both gone off to college.
I knew that if I stayed in my hometown surrounded by family and near my ex-husband, I would be tempted to stay with him, and I would never get stronger and find myself.
I had to leave.
So I moved across the country by myself.
It was the biggest chance I’ve ever taken, and it was completely terrifying and I grieved deeply for the life and love I had left behind.
But ultimately it led me to where I am now — living a very secure and happy life on my own, while dating the most loving, caring and wonderful boyfriend a girl could ever want.
Taking chances in life, no matter how old you are can lead to the greatest blessings.
I think that’s why The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel really hit home for me. The characters in the movie are much older than I am, and they didn’t take the same chances I did, but their risks were every bit as real.
Oh, and by the way, this is the follow-up to the popular The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Sonny is back, as hilarious as ever and a heck of a great dancer!
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