Friday, May 8, 2009


In the encouraging realm, moms are pretty important people. Even Hollywood recognizes this. Two movies that I watched awhile ago reinforced this concept and I recommend them as entertaining, encouraging, heartwarming, feel-good movies although questionable language for some.

One of the major story themes of the true tale ‘Gridiron Gang’ starring Dewayne, The Rock, Johnson, was the encouraging impact of his character’s(Sean Porter's-Coach of the Mustangs) mother. In fact, she was the driving force behind his success at Camp Kilpatrick, his very own 'wings beneath the wind' influence. She was ill, but she encouraged him to keep going, no matter the disappointments he encountered along the way.
"I always had faith in you," she said to him. His reply--"You were my mom; that was your job."
"You're the Mom and you're supposed to protect her," the older brother finally said to Olive's mother in ‘Little Miss Sunshine’.
Olive tried and tried and finally Mom finally understood, she ‘got her’, and gave the encouragement she needed. “Olive is Olive. Let her be who she is supposed to be”. Hint-the ending made me want to stand and cheer too.

If you are fortunate to have a good mom, encourage her for Mother's Day. If you are a mom, be encouraged. What you do, does make a difference!

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