There was this movie about the ability of the men within this family to go back in time.
It was passed at a certain age to the male however if he should have ever two children then the ability would be lost.
So, you can imagine the situations, which benefit from such kind of ability.
At one scene he went to a blind dinner. You know where they bring you to a complete dark room and you are not able to see what you are eating and the people with whom you are sharing the dinner. In this way you have to rely on your other senses such as tasting and hearing.
At this event he met his dream girl but missed the chance due to different circumstances to be her boyfriend. He re-winded it many times until the scenery was that he was with her together.
Also different conversations, events like a car crash could be avoided through this ability.
At some point his dad, an experienced time traveler, gave him an advice.
Is anyone else a big fan of these conversations between the wise person and the beginner? In this case father and son.
The father gave him the advice: “Live one day without using your ability. Just live one ordinary life.”
So, the next day the son experienced for the first time since he had had his gift a normal day. The situations he would usually have improved through his ability staid the same.
At Starbucks the coffee was spilled on him, it started raining and he had forgotten his umbrella. He rushed from one place to another. At work he had to go through the day without re-winding it. He came back miserable and tired back home.
His dad asked him: ” How was your day?“. He answered “Miserable.” His dad responded: ” Tomorrow I want you to repeat the same day, today, and this time go through it consciously.”
He did as he was told re-did the same day without using his abilities. However, this time he woke up earlier, recognised and responded friendly to the cashier’s joke at Starbucks, helped out a collegou at work and recognised at the evening whilst looking up the beautiful colours of the sky.
It was a different day but also the same day.
The only important factor was that he lived the day with a different attitude and went through it consciously rather than taking small events and gestures as granted or not even recognising it.
Small gestures are not small. They speak volumes for the once who choose to hear them.