Friday, August 29, 2014

Awakenings pt 2

Following yesterday's post I have another thought from the movie "Awakenings."

In the movie, Leonard Lowe is a boy who became catatonic and lived this way for years.  When given an experimental drug, he came out of it.  He saw a life that he had been completely missing.  He saw the beauty of colors, of people and the sky.  He felt the wind on his face and the touch of a friend.

He was amazed.  In one of my favorite scenes he tells Robin Williams this:

You read the newspaper. What does it say? All bad. It's all bad. People have forgotten what life is all about. They've forgotten what it is to be alive. They need to be reminded. They need to be reminded of what they have and what they can lose. What I feel is the joy of life, the gift of life, the freedom of life, the wonderment of life!  We've got to tell everybody. We've got to remind them. We've got to remind them how good it is. 

Have you forgotten how good it is?  We have to remind each other.  We have to tell each other.  We have to tell everyone that we can.

It's a beautiful day in God's world, be sure to see the good.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful and inspiring post. Especially welcome in our world of daily bad news everywhere. You have a special way with words, Jeff.

Speaking of thinking of the good, I had a "light bulb came on" moment a couple of nights ago, when I had just finished reading a chapter from the Bible and was heading to bed. I often thank God casually, for a new day, when I wake up in the morning. But as I was heading to bed, I thanked him for the day I'd had. Even when we're busy, stretched, challenged, and tired, the gift of a day and the good in our days is such a blessing.