Last night I watched the film The Lucky One, after spending a few hours yesterday finishing up the book. I wanted to go to the film knowing that I had read the book and I'm really glad I did! Both the book and the movie were really good, but a few things were left out in the movie that I wish could have been written into the movie's plot line.
This isn't a spoiler, but the film left out the relationship aspect because Zeus (the dog) and Ben, Beth's son. I realize that there might have been too many character aspects to cover so that part had to be dropped, but I missed it. I felt like a huge part of the story is the bond with the dogs and they left that part out. There are a few scenes but not enough to get that message across. However, the love story was amazing. Overall the film was still really good and oh my goodness does Zac Effron have amazing chemistry with the actress in the film!! Steamy!!
This book and movie brought up a lot of good things to think about and one main element I especially thought about was the topic of destiny. For such a long time I've been back and forth about this word destiny. Do I believe in it? Do I not?
Since I'm a Christian I've always believed that God has an ultimate plan for each of us and that He knows the plan before it unfolds. But when it comes to destiny...does that take away our free will? Or does it simply mean that we are "destined" to be with someone or have something happen? It's just something to think about and something I think about sometimes.
The hopeless romantic in me tells me that I was indeed destined to meet BK and fall in love. After all, the timing was perfect. I was wounded, in pain, and was in need of my prince charming. I fell for him when I least expected it and we are the perfect fit. Of course I know God had a hand in it but a part of me also wonders if that is what you define as destiny. Was I destined to meet BK? What would have happened if I would have met him in a different time and place?
However, back to freedom of choice - we choose who we end up with. We also need to be proactive and not let love and life pass us by. And we should also understand that our choices determine our future. However, even if we didn't choose that person, do they choose us too? Yes, they do. It's a two way street in love...but that doesn't take away my burning question - does destiny exist?
I think it does in a sense but we still have a freedom of choice. But perhaps destiny is just a grand term for God's plan for our lives and what He has in store for us. At least that is how I like to define it. I happen to like how God has slowly revealed His plan to me and personally I can't wait to find out more. I feel like life is just beginning and becoming ever greater and that there is so much more in store for me. Beyond falling in love there's learning more about yourself and discovering your destiny as a person too. I think that's pretty amazing too.
Destiny of self and destiny in love.
Do you believe in destiny?