There is a movie that many of you may have seen starring Helen Hunt, Jack Nicholson, and Greg Kinnear called "As Good As It Gets". There is one scene in that movie that I absolutely love. It is the scene where the three aforementioned actors are in the car on the way to Maryland and a conversation between the characters of Simon and Carol gets interrupted by Melvin (Nicholson's character). It has to be one of the best lines in movie history.
Carol: "OK, we all have these terrible stories to get over, and you---"
Melvin: "It's not true. Some have great stories, pretty stories that take place at lakes with boats and friends and noodle salad. Just no one in this car. But, a lot of people, that's their story. Good times, noodle salad. What makes it so hard is not that you had it bad, but that you're that pissed that so many others had it good."
The movie has been on cable several times recently and we finally put it on tape today. I have got to get some audio of that scene. I wanted to get the URL www.goodtimesnoodlesalad.com, but some squatter has had it for over a year and a half and has done nothing with it. The URL expires in two years. We will see if the female registrant ever lets it go.
The good news is that regardless of how bad you had it in life, Jesus will bring the picnic lunch complete with noodle salad.