First there has been the marathon of Indiana Jones! My step-dad and I watched the whole thing yesterday; it was nice to be able to do that with one another. I love spending time with him right now... might not have many more of those moments, so I am going to enjoy every second of it. I love the Indiana Jones show though! So much adventure and I love the archeology integrated into it. I was always really interested in pyramids, mummies, old artifacts... those things just interest me so much. So maybe that's why I like it... and for the fact that Harrison Ford is so good looking :) He can show me how to use that whip anytime (whoa that sounded a lot worse than it was intended to be ha.) And the marathon continues tonight - I love the new one because of Shia... mmhmm.
Next I watched Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs :) This wonderful classic is what really changed everything for Walt Disney. There is so much creativity put in the Disney movies... and it makes me feel like a child again watching them; you need that in your life every now and again.
- "Young lovers seek perfection. Old lovers learn the art of sewing shreds together and of seeing beauty in a multiplicity of patches."
- "As Anna says about making a quilt, you have to choose your combination carefully. The right choices will enhance your quilt. The wrong choices will dull the colors, hide their original beauty. There are no rules you can follow. You have to go by instinct and you have to be brave."
Last but certainly not least :) Is the movie It's A Wonderful Life. I love this movie and it's always perfect around the holidays even though I think it has a bigger meaning than just something that should be shown at Christmas time. This story honestly is an old-time classic and really shows you the meaning of your life. One man can change everything; so the next time you are feeling down on yourself, think where the world would be without you. Even if you are aware of it or not, you have changed someones life. This movie reminds us that selfless acts are always important and doing things for others, really makes all the difference in the world.My favorite scene in the entire movie, is after Clarence has shown George what the world would've been like if he hadn't been born. He runs back to bridge and starts crying. He finally starts praying to God and says, "I want to live again... I want to live again." It's so emotional and in that one scene, it makes me appreciate life and all my blessings. You need to believe in yourself and see how wonderful you really are. I really didn't do a good job on that last week, and I watched this movie almost right after I found out I did so well in my math class. It was as if it was sending me a message.
I also love the scene at the very end when everyone is helping George and they bring him money when he is having a hard time. Every single person he had helped was there to take care of him when he needed it most. And his brother says, "To my big brother George, the richest man in town." You know that's true because he is loved and respected by everyone. I want that :)
I think from watching movies, you can really gain so much. It can really change my mood in a heart beat and sometimes that's all you really need. It's not just sitting there and wasting time when you are bored; if you truly listen and open your eyes you will see the true messages that each film has to offer. It can really make a difference in your life... it has for me. That's why I love writing so much; I get this same feeling when I read a great novel and I want to spread messages just like this someday whether it's in the form of a children's book, a young adult novel, or both!
Here is a quote from Clarence the angel: "Remember no man is a failure who has friends." So thank you for all being my friends :) Your kind words this week really got me through some rough times. I thank you all for that and hope you are feeling the Christmas spirit.