Remember the Titans!

ImageA few days ago, I wrote about the power of music – similarly, after an all-out marathon yesterday of We Are Marshall, followed by Remember the Titans and The Blindside, I can say that movies, at least some movies, also have a way of empowering one’s soul. It’s hard not to be inspired when you watch stories where people triumph – especially when they triumph against all odds. And for those of us that generally live in a pretty good state of things, it can be humbling to watch people rise above tragedy far greater than our everyday meaningless crap.

So next time you’re feeling frustrated because you can only run a nine-minute mile; you can only buy two pairs of sandals; only spend one week on vacation; only feed your Starbucks habit once a day … perhaps those are the times you should remember Michael Oher, strive to overcome like Marshall, have the courage to change like the Titans … because those are the times that perspective comes around to slap us in the face – a good slap at that …

SIDEBAR – yes, I did watch a whole bunch of movies yesterday … because that’s what I do when I’m feeling “blah” – why am I feeling this way … because I’m at the frickin’ beach and it was 87 degrees when I got here and now it’s only 57 … yes – that noise you just heard was perspective slapping me in the face – cheers! Today’s post inspired by The Daily Prompt: Make Me Smile – “If you’re feeling blah, what is the one thing you do that you can count on to put a smile on your face?”

12 Comments Add yours

  1. slamdunk says:

    Yikes. I hope the weather warmed up for you. We have spent a few annual beach trips in the Outer Banks with Nor’easter weather–yuck.

    I have several authors that I can count on to pick my spirits up. Otherwise running is a good one–I am usually too tired to care about whatever it was before that was raining on my parade.

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