My second monologue is from my favorite film, "happythankyoumoreplease". An independent film, in my opinion, which is brilliantly written, directed and acted in by Josh Radnor, "HTYMP" is an honest and creative telling of a story to which I believe any 20-something can relate: the struggle to figure out life, love and (most of all) self. In the film, through a very unlikely friendship with a young boy, Sam, the character around whom the film revolves, begins to discover that "adulthood is not about waiting for the life you want, but simply stumbling ahead and making it happen along the way."
The monologue gives the basis for the title, and a little optimism for life -- that perhaps, through gratitude, we will find our life's potential. Or is it that by having a grateful heart in all circumstances, our minds will remain open and our eyes will recognize the opportunities that always surround us?