Prison Movies

February 7, 2013 at 10:14 am 1 comment

I have 2 favorite movies now. One is “Cool Hand Luke” and after last night, the other is “The Shawshank Redemption”.
The question is …….. why?
The theme of Hope comes to mind. The American human is guaranteed the Pursuit of Happiness. Some people think that reads we are guaranteed happiness. We are not and never will be. I can guarantee you misery, death and taxes but that’s about it.
If we don’t have hope, what good are we? Not much.
We are currently hosting my sweet mother-in-law. She keeps saying she wants to go home. Oh, if she only could. But, as Morgan Freeman so eloquently put it, “there’s only two or three marbles left upstairs.” She’s in better shape than that but not enough to trust her on her own anymore. Going to pray and try to show her the situation soon.

Hope.

I have 63 years on this Earth. My body has been wracked with Rheumatoid Arthritis. My brain is not what it once was either. But I still have hope.

I have decided to quit worrying about whether it can or cannot be done but go ahead and do it.

If I can’t pursue a dream, then I’m just as much a prisoner as any ward of the State.

So, you say, what is it you are going to do?

What’s my dream?

This week, “Jeopardy” is having it’s Teen Tournament. Yesterday’s semi finals had a High School  Senior battling an Eighth grader. He won but she put up a helluva battle. During the interview portion, he stated he wanted to be President. President of the United States. Undoubtedly, he’s got the brains but what else do you need. One thing he doesn’t lack is hope.

No. I don’t want to be the Chief Executive. I did once (before I started shaving) but that dream has long been abandoned.

My dream is much bigger in some ways.

I want to utilize the talents my Father in heaven gave me to their utmost for the good of my fellow man.

I am a very talented person. I have been given the “gift of gab”.

I have charisma.

I am going to pray to the Father and ask Him how I can use this gift.  He’ll tell me or open doors to show me.  I’ve found He usually opens doors.

Don’t give up Hope. It’s pretty much all you have.

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VaYaGash Vayikra

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  • 1. hisbride  |  February 7, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Keep On !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

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