I've been feeling a bit under the weather since I got back from Laura's wedding--cough, headache, general ickyness, so as a result, I've been laying low and watching a few movies. One movie I've always liked a lot is on right now, it's called Sliding Doors and stars Gwyneth Paltrow.

The movie is about this woman who goes out of town on business for a day or two. She gets decides to come home early and catches a train. When she arrives home she finds her boyfriend in bed with another woman. At that point, the movie splits and goes back to the train station. It replays the beginning, but this time, she misses the train, so when she gets home, the other woman isn't there. From that point on, it shows both sides of the story--a life where she finds out the truth, and a life where she doesn't.

There have been lots of times where I've wondered if I had made just a slightly different decision what route my life might have taken. If I hadn't moved here, or dated this person, or taken that class...If I hadn't gotten into a minor accident that day or sat at that table for lunch. Isn't it funny how a small decision or even not a decision--something as small as a missed connection--can change the course of your entire life?

I suppose there are lots of times I wish I'd chosen another option, but without seeing the full story on the other side, there's really no way to know if I made the "right" decision or not. Just food for thought on a random Wednesday!