Sunday, December 30, 2007

Ratatouille

What a fun movie to sit down with the family and watch. Family friendly, non-violent, and filled with life lessons. In the movie, our main character 'Remy' the rat was asked who is he? His answer was, "I know, I know, I am not a human...I'm a rat" to which the response was, "NO, you are a chef!"

I meet new people all the time and had to laugh because every time I ask them, "Who are they?" the response is always what their profession is (what they do). I think the response should be something like this:

I'm a father and husband!

Aren't these who we really are? Or has our work begun to define us?

~David

3 comments:

DLee said...

Hi Sharon! I love your blog. How true that we often allow what we do to define us. Or sadly, we are often quick to judge others by what they do for a living. At my job there is a saying by St. Francis De Sales: "Be who you are and be that well". I read that everyday to remind me that I am a mother and wife first and THAT is what I do well. My job is ony second to this!

DLee said...

Hi Sharon! I love your blog. How true that we are very defined by what we do. Sadder is how we are often quick to judge others by what we do (as a cook, I have many stories to tell). In my work place there is a saying on the wall by St. Francis De Sales: "Be who you are and be that well". It is a constant reminder that I am a mother and wife first and that is what I am good at. My job cooking is all secondary.
See you soon.

David & Sharon Simon said...

Love that quote, "Be who you are and be that well". That is great...thanks for sharing. The boys are registered for soccer now...thanks for passing along the info!