Have you ever seen the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun,” starring Diane Lane?  It’s one of my favorites!  I have probably watched it at least 2 dozen times.  In fact, I’m watching it again right now, as I write!  In case you haven’t seen it, I’ll tell you just a little bit (trying to not ruin it for you, and hoping you’ll want to see it that much more).  


The main character, Frances, buys her dream house.  But, it keeps needing repair after repair, having problem after problem.  One day, Frances breaks down, frustrated and disappointed that it seems as though she’s going after an impossible dream.  Senor Martini, the man who helped her in the sale of the house, says to Frances:

Signora, between Austria and Italy, there is a section of the Alps called the Semmering. It is an impossibly steep, very high part of the mountains. They built a train track over these Alps to connect Vienna and Venice. They built these tracks even before there was a train in existence that could make the trip. They built it because they knew someday, the train would come.”

POINT TO REMEMBER:   No matter how steep your mountain, how difficult the trail, how seemingly impossible the challenge; lay the tracks, pave the way, believing and knowing that SOMEDAY you will get to where your dream leads you!  

BTW:  That’s just one of many priceless lines you’ll discover in Under the Tuscan Sun, like the story about the ladybugs!


         Oh, and let me know if you get a chance watch this fabulous film.  I’d love to hear what you think.  Enjoy!

Lauren Hudson is a Motivational Speaker / Author / Personal Presentation Coach, known as “The Happiness Princess.”  For more, visit


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