my husband and I walked into a theater
for date night to see a movie that neither
of us had heard of.
It was a sport movie, so hubby was excited.
It was date night, so I was up for anything
as long as it involved a treat!!
|"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives" Jackie Robinson|
The movie was about this athlete and
how much he had to endure to become
who he was- and he was one of the GREATS!
Last weekend we went to see another movie
that left me feeling a little cheated.
It was a movie that covered the life of a man
during the later years of Southern servitude,
segregation and racial hostilities.
I didn't feel cheated by the story line or the
accuracy of the film-
I felt cheated because at the very end,
when we had a chance to see the impact
this man's family had on history-
the producers turned the movie into
a political statement-
Now, I'm seriously not here to post about
politics, social issues, or even opinions-
But today, September 11, my heart has been
touched by some of the clips, songs and stories
of the attacks on America 12 years ago.
I have been pondering all day why I get so
emotional in movies that highlight the stories
of great people who overcame horrific hardship-
When I say I get emotional,
I mean, I GET EMOTIONAL!!
This morning I realized why I didn't like the
most recent movie I saw, why I LOVED the
first movie I mentioned and why I cry at
Country Western songs and so many other things!
I know there has been so much suffering in this world
and I don't have any intention of minimizing that-
but this is a world of heroes!! And that's what I love!
I love a story where someone took lemons
and made lemonade.
I love a story where the underdog comes out ahead.
Not rose colored glasses kind of love either-
I realize with 100% awareness that heroes are
made out of hardship
and most of the time, the hero in them
was a choice NOT because they had
super hero training
|Pioneers hoping for a better life for their families|
This is the admiration of someone who knows how
hard it is to wake up in the morning when all hope
seems to be lost!
But there is a choice group of people
who when all else seems to be falling apart-
they get to work and BECOME a hero.
Sad as it is,
hardship happens to the best of us-
tragedy impacts or lives whether we like it or not-
but out of hardship, trial, adversity, sin,
warfare, cruelty, persecution and ignorance
HEROES are made out of normal men and women.
I ask myself every day,
would I have the strength and the courage to stand
for something when everything around me
was pushing me down
I hope I would
and I know we ALL could-
Happy Heroes Day
a day to celebrate the brave men and women
who often give their lives for something they believe in!