I’m sitting here in my office tonight, wasting away a couple of hours until I go to Rockville for a late night job.  I found this video over on YouTube.com and it struck me with the different kind of tone it gives the Back To The Future movies.  BTTF came out when I was a kid and it’s always stayed with me as a hopeful and fun movie.  I mean, who wouldn’t want a time traveling DeLorean???

Ok…so it’s entertaining…but what’s the big deal?

We’re faced with challenges every day.  We match the news and it feels like the world’s falling apart at times.  And yet, there are these rays of hope.  These moments where we get a glimpse into how wonderful the rest of our lives could be.  Your child’s smile, finding the love of your life, realizing you actually do have it better than your parents and grandparents did (even though you didn’t really plan it that way)…

So what does that have to do with Back To The Future?  There are a lot of neat toys in part 2.  While most of it is still just dreams, we’re getting there.  Check out this Microsoft stuff.  Never thought I’d be praising them but this is cool.  But the important part of BTTF is at the end of part 3. 

The future is what we make of it.  We all have preconceived notions of how things will work out but it rarely goes that way.  In the end that’s probably a good thing.  I know it has been in my case.

When I get hung up on my personal goals, maybe it’s important to just step back and remember how good it is, and how much I look forward to the future.

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