Write Your Character


“With the story of your life, you don’t get to write the whole book, only your character.”  ~Olivia Munn

What an amazing quote.  The more I think about it, the more I like it.  Simple, but profound.  So much of my frustration in life comes from trying to “write” the characters/people that surround me, what they should say, how they should behave, what they maybe should do.  But that’s not in my control….I can only write me.  What I say, how I should behave, what I should do.  And sometimes I don’t even write myself too well, so that gives me plenty to “write” without trying to mess with anybody else.  🙂

Think about it.  I know I still am.  Blessings, Lisa

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” – Jesus, Matthew 7:3

8 thoughts on “Write Your Character

  1. That’s a great way of looking at life, you’re right about the frustration we face when trying to take over the whole show.
    It also reminds us how worth while it is to get to know the Author; cooperating with the storyline He’s seeking to present is sure to be a good thing! 🙂

    • I love that, Cheri….great thoughts. Thanks for writing, and I hope your day is blessed. 🙂 Lisa

  2. Hey – I aways thought that I imagined what I wanted to be and then tried to become that imagined person. Your analogy is much, much better. (In my case I’m ready for a lot of rejection slips and rewrites.) If I only knew what I wanted to be when I grow up.

    • What I want to be when I grow up…that changes for me a lot!! haha I’m with you with the rej. slips and rewrites….but I don’t like that part! 🙂 Lisa

  3. I happened to post this on FB yesterday:

    “Any disappointment, sadness, anger, frustration, etc. with another is only a consequence of holding them to our idea of the best version of them.

    When you start seeing them as the best possible version of who they really are … You will only celebrate them.”

    Seeing your post right now is a reminder to pay greater attention to this 🙂

    • I love this….thanks so much for sharing it. Celebrating who a person really is…what a wonderful thing. 🙂 Have an awesome day. Lisa

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