Soul Surfer – Movie Monday 5/1/17



This movie inspires you to do anything! Soul Surfer is a true story of teenager Bethany Hamilton, and how she loses an arm in a shark attack. ”I don’t need easy, I just need possible,” she says. Bolstered by the love of her parents and refusing to give up, she plans to return to competition, although questions about her future are troubling. Upon seeing the devastation in Thailand caused by the 2004 tsunami, Bethany discovers her greater purpose: to make a difference in the lives of others. She says, “I have hugged more people with one arm than I did with two!” I love how she rebounds from an incredible change in her life. She finally makes lemonade from her (unfair) lemons. It is heartening to see her alight upon her purpose! I know I have a purpose, in addition to being a mom and grandma, someday. (Maybe that’s the one reason!) Writing this blog has been very therapeutic for me, and I hope it has benefited at least a few of my friends! I don’t quite know what my reason is for staying alive and dodging some terrible side affects. But I will keep living with integrity and kindness. Someday I will discover my true calling. (I will have an a-ha moment.) Until then, I will continue to rehabilitate for future days. “I don’t know why terrible things happen sometime, but I have to believe something good will come out of this.” (So true!)