Sunday, May 2, 2010

Your Beginnings Do NOT Determine Your Destination

I saw The Blind Side tonight, and it moved me to tears. I did not know it was a true story from this age. It's not remote at all. If you have not seen it, I implore you to do so. It restores and re-affirms my faith in the basic goodness of human beings. Good does exist. And God is good.

It further challenges me to make a difference in this world. We need to make a mark. It could be as little as buying someone a meal and clothing someone or as major as putting a roof over someone's head or adopting a child.

Where you were does not determine where you are going or what you can be. We see it over and over. And I just hope and pray there will be many more people with this kind of story.

If you haven't seen it, please watch The Blind Side: the story of an African American man born to a drug addict mother. It features Michael Oher's journey from the Streets of Memphis TN to becoming a member of a Caucasian family and then on to pro football. He was drafted in 2009. Google him for the real life pictures of him and his family. Amazing.

Once again I can only say God is good.

Goodnight y'all.



  1. Facebook Comments:

    T.E.: It is an amazing movie and the fact that it is based on a true story makes it even more amazing. GOD iis GREAT!!!!!!!!

    A. M. L.: God is good all the time!

    D. L. T.: I work with at risk teenagers and helping them grasp this theory is a very intense process.Breaking away from the mindset is a brave journey of the unknown.

    B. A.: I'll check it out, I haven't seen it.

    Folake Taylor: It's on OnDemand or PPV now. In my area it's also in the discount movie theater for $1.75!

    P. R. E.: Folake I saw that movie and was moved to tears. Yes, I feel the same way when it comes to assisting and being a blessing to someone else. That's my middle name. I feel that's the gift God thought fits me like a glove. :) I promised to get that movie on DVD when it is released. ♥

    Folake Taylor: Thanks guys. I'm still basking in the renewed assurance that there is good in this world and it can permeate evil. We just need to keep spreading that principle one person at a time, expecially to our young ones who are at a point where they can go right or left like the young man from Michael's neighborhood who dropped out of school in contrast to... See More Michael and got killed shortly afterwards. I did residency with a young man who was born without his right forearm and was on the streets as a teenager but ended up as an MD. I am encouraging him to write about it. It also reminds me of the guy who write "Front of The Class" after overcoming the challenges of Tourettes...

  2. Facebook:

    MEM: A friend just spoke to me about the movie.I will try and watch it this weekend.Thanks for your wonderful comments.I will watch before i can comment.

    Folake Taylor: Thanks Manji!