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Finding You: Sentimental RomCom

It’s not often that I get into the sentimental stories, but Finding You starring Rose Reid and Jedidiah Goodacre was sweet. Maybe I just like movies set in Ireland and fiddling music, but I really enjoyed it and thought the banter between the two was fun. It’s also great to see the downside of celebrity and fame showcased. The acting wasn’t super great, but, boy, was the bad acting for the pretend dragon show fun. All in all it’s an inoffensive, sentimental romcom. I would now like to read the book, There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones. Also the “Cliffs of Insanity” a la The Princess Bride are in it. How can one not love that?

The life lesson in the story was mainly about holding grudges. What a waste of your life! What silliness to not even hear the other person out. How much one can miss out on. The silent treatment is a foolish, foolish human coping mechanism. but at the time, when we’re hurt, it seems reasonable, and then some just let it continue indefinitely. But we forget: We don’t know everything. We don’t know the whole story of the other persons actions and circumstances, perhaps only that they have hurt us. Finding out their side is sometimes vital to completely understanding the situation, for often it’s just that, a misunderstanding. And if both people aren’t communicating, well, lifelong grudges grow and fester. It’s just such a shame, but we’ve all been there and guilty of it. Anyway, it just reminded me how wonderful communication is. None of us–none of us–are mind readers. I can’t read your mind and you can’t read mine. This is so important to remember. Some people don’t even communicate to the other person that they are hurt and why, so the other person never really knows what happened. Some know they are being misunderstood, but have too much pride to clarify things or something. Anyway, it can all get to be such a mess and it’s a wonderful blessing when two people have a relationship where they can truly share and communicate with each other. What a wonderful thing.

Have a great Valentine’s Day and don’t forget to tell your loved ones that you love them! Everyone needs to hear it, even if they know it already.