Since it has been raining for a couple days that meant Amy’s all-day lacrosse tourney was cancelled and Caleb’s baseball game was cancelled. At first I was kind of bummed since Sue’s parents are here for Mother’s Day and to see them play. But it turned out to be a really laid back day – of which I don’t seem to get too many.
Since all the sporting events got cancelled we took the whole gang to see Akeelah and the Bee. I was a little skeptical since it is backed by Starbucks (what does coffee have to do with movie making?) and it’s about a spelling bee (can that be interesting?). But it was a terrific movie. I would even call it inspiring! The BIG IDEA of the movie is found in this quote referred to two times in the movie:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our
deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our
darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be
brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God. Your playing
small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so
that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as
children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light
shine, we subconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re
liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
If you saw the movie, what did you think?