Monday, April 18, 2011

My Bubble: The Blind Side

Just wipe away some tears that had swelled up from watching Oscar-winning Sandra Bullock’s The Blind Side. It was one of Astro’s latest April movie releases and it was such a sentimental and wholesome family movie.

I was busily completing the latest batch of my ghostwriting articles on online degree programs when the show came on. In between the humorous distractions from the movie, it popped an idea into my mind to squeeze in online degree programs in films as one of the examples to support my content while digging for more information at The National Center For Education Statistics College Navigator This is really a very dry subject to write that’s taking longer than it is supposed to.

Back to The Blind Side, it was a remarkable true story of a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home who was taken in by a well-to-do white family who subsequently helped him to achieve his full potential. Sandra Bullock, one my favorite actresses played Leigh Anne Tuohy, the well-to-do feisty Memphis mum who took the virtually silent huge youngster into her home and her heart. She motivated and guided him to greatness on the football field and a college education at her alma-mater, the University of Mississippi. As much as his new family did for him, he in turn led them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own.

It definitely made me pondered about myself too. Leigh Anne Touhy is a real-life samaritan and there are many more out there just like her although others may choose to keep a low profile. Part of gratitude is being charitable, to share our blessings with the less fortunate and I questioned myself if I have done enough? Am I capable of going as far as Leigh Anne in such predicament? Frankly, if I’m enjoying the same privileges as her, I know I would. But if I don't share the same benefits, how differently can I contribute? What would You have done?

Some friends shared so much about being charitable, about wanting to help others but at the crux of it, even every minute or cent spent becomes a grumble.  Regretfully, I am equally guilty for not pushing the limit in such causes.  It is the season of Lent, a season of reflection and penance ... I'm sad because I know I have not done enough!

3 Bubbles:

I love the movie!!! My family laughs at me every time I say the lines, "You threaten my threaten me!" Haha. Sometimes I just say it so I wouldn't end up crying AGAIN. For crying out loud, I've already watched it thrice but still!

Hahaha ... you are so cute! I love this movie too. It moved me and the truth is I love all of Sandra Bullock's movies.