Are you Chasing Ladybugs?
I bet you are wondering what all this ladybug stuff is about and I’m delighted and excited to tell you!
A few years back, when I was going through a very difficult time in my life, a beautiful movie was released that not only changed my life forever, but actually saved it.
“Irresistible.” said the Boston Globe, “A fun movie.” reviewed USA Today.” “Two thumbs up!” says Ebert & Roeper.
“Based on the #1 New York Times best selling book, Under the Tuscan Sun follows San Francisco writer Frances Mayes (Lane) to Italy as a good friend offers her a special gift – ten days in Tuscany. Once there, she is captivated by its beauty and warmth, and impulsively buys an aging, but very charming villa. Fully embracing new friends and local color, she finds herself immersed in a life-changing adventure filled with enough unexpected surprises, laughter, friendship and romance to restore her new home – and her belief in second chances.” Taken from the cover of the DVD, Under the Tuscan Sun
Have you seen this movie? Did you go with a friend? Did you talk about it afterwards for days and months? Or refer to it years afterwards? Oh, yes! One of my all-time favorites!
Remember the “ladybug quote scene”? One of my favorite scenes in the movie, was when Frances (played by Diane Lane) Frances stops by unexpectedly and was hoping to get some “cheer” from her friend Katherine, but instead she got somewhat scorned for being sad…”AGAIN”!
Followed by a “how do you expect to be happy if you keep wallowing?”
Taken by surprise, Frances defends herself with, “I just walked in…I just came through the door!”
Seeing her friend’s obvious frustration, Katherine lovingly shares, the above “ladybug quote”.
Puzzled, Frances exclaims, “So?” And Katherine says, “So, go home, work on your house and forget about it! Go!”
Feeling the need to leave by Katherine’s powerful words and urgency, Frances rushes out with, “I’m going!” And off she went. (if you have NOT seen this movie, I recommend you buy, rent or borrow this movie from a friend! So many beautiful life lessons you will not want to miss!)
So, “what does that mean”, you say? “I still don’t get it!” Well, I believe that it has such a profound meaning, especially for women. The ladybugs represent our hopes, dreams…what we wish for but don’t seem to be able to realize.
Chasing ladybugs is like chasing your dreams;
the more you chase, the more they allude you.
We don’t get there because in chasing our dreams, we are still painfully aware that they haven’t shown up yet! Then the disappointment sets in…and it just becomes a cycle of wishing and disappointment and to tell you the truth, (but we would probably not want to admit it to anyone) we are miserable! But there is a brighter side to all of this!
Since this movie has made such a powerful impact on my life, I not only did I feel the need to include ladybugs into the very essence our farm, but more importantly, I wanted to share what we’ve learned about life, finding out who you are and doing what you love with as many women as I could! I want every woman to see that no matter how far off your dreams seem to be…as the tagline on the DVD states…
“Life offers you a thousand chances…all you have to do is take one!”
As a result, my coaching practice, is inspired by this beautiful movie, Under the Tuscan Sun, brimming with life lessons such as;
- that 2nd chances DO abound,
- how chasing ladybugs DO keep us wallowing,
- why building our own train tracks IS definitely a good idea and
- and finally…that we really CAN realize our hopes and dreams…know who we are and love what we do every.single.day!
If this has intrigued you in any way, I would love to offer you a FREE 15 minutes Discovery Chat with me to hear about what YOU are dreaming of!
Here’s what Dana said about her session:
Dreams DO come true!
Sharing your dream with another brings it closer to reality! I promise it will be FUN!
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Disclaimer: My review/commentary of the movie, Under the Tuscan Sun is done purely for educational purposes only. It is my intention and hope that women everywhere are enriched by my reflections of this film and are inspired to purchase, view and enjoy this movie over and over again. (Under The Tuscan Sun, all rights reserved)