I was watching the M&M Superbowl commercial where the red M&M is running on the check out counter trying to avoid being scanned and bagged. He is out of breath as he runs, trying to escape being added to the groceries. He looks back from time to time to make sure there is distance between him and the scanner but what he fails to do is keep an eye on what’s ahead of him. Finally he looks forward and BAM, its too late…he can’t run anymore because there are things in his way. He’s come to the end of the line. The little guy gives it one last shot but runs face first into a cooler and the rest of the food for the party. The red M&M still does not let fate take him without one last fight. He refuses to let the clerk scan him and places himself on the scanner. The next thing you know he is in the shopping bag (paper not plastic I might add) next to the yellow M&M who is this happy go lucky random guy who was so easily scanned and bagged right from the beginning. He did ‘t put up a fight at all. In fact, he looks at the red guy and announces “hey we’re on the guest list”.
What does this have to do with life? Well its simple; some of us are naive and go with the flow of things like the yellow M&M. It doesn’t take much to capture those guys because they live by the motto “whatever happens, happens”. They find pleasure in the result , no matter what it may be. To them, there is always a silver lining to every dark cloud.
Then there are those who will try to run from their destiny , like the red M&M. They give it their all sometimes while looking to make sure they don’t fall victim to what lies beyond. They tend to forget to look ahead for the hurdles that may be too big to overcome, thus ending up in the bag and at the party. A strong fight is put up to not get there. Once the race is over, their pride is still intact and they refuse a hand out (the cashier scanning them). They handle the foreseeable destination with dignity and class. Once they are “bagged” and ready to be taken on the last leg of their journey, they are reminded that they are not just going to the party but just might be a part of what has brought everyone to the party in the first place.
So I pose this question……which are you? Are you that determined red M&M who will try and run from the inevitable or are you the yellow M&M who just sits back and takes life as it comes? I myself would like to say that I’m the tough guy red M&M who will run this race to the end…and when done, I still wont conceit easily. I will go out with pride and my head held high because I will have had the opportunnity to face my challenges and prove my strength.
I know this was RANDOM but its M@ciebyNite.