First, I think the quote is spot on! When I wake up in the morning, I'm not certain what will happen, but I can choose how I react to it. I try my best to stay positive, but I am human and can overreact (just ask my husband).
Second, Forest Gump came out the year I graduated high school. For the first time, I felt like I related to a character in the movies because Forrest wore leg braces as a child. I'd tell my friends that those braces looked like the ones I wore and they'd smile and say, "Run, Jeanie, run." Of course, we'd burst out laughing and repeat our rendition of the movie a few more times.
Lastly, Forrest stopped having issues with his legs and became quite the runner. Sure, I am not able to run like Forrest, but I'm able to walk on the treadmill, yoga and chase little John around the house (all things I never dreamed would be part of my life).