Sunday, December 14, 2014

Tip#813: Resilience Resources, Part 6 - 50 First Dates

Today is the 14th anniversary of my Dad’s unexpected passing and he’s been on my mind more than usual. I’ve even been finding more shiny dimes which is always a divine message his spirit is watching over me (see: tip#145, tip#313, tip#638, tip#665, tip#740).

Last night I felt compelled to watch 50 First Dates again mainly because the humour and sunny Hawaiian locations would lift me up from my winter blues (SAD) symptoms. At the end credits I got a chill up my spine because there was a dedication to Adam Sandler’s dad who passed away at the time…

“This Movie is dedicated to Stanley Sandler. My father, my mentor, my teacher, my coach, my idol, my hero, my family's leader, my mom's best friend, and by far the coolest guy I will have ever known. We will miss you every day, but we will always try to make you proud.” 

Coincidence? Synchronicity? It doesn’t matter to me because I just saw this as a message that my dad guided me to see this film and a comforting reminder he is here with me.

50 First Dates (2004)

The romantic comedy film, 50 First Dates, is about a veterinarian named Henry (Adam Sandler) working in Hawaii and falls in love with Lucy (Drew Barrymore) who has a short-term memory impairment. Lucy is unable to remember events of the previous day when she wakes up the next morning which prompts Henry to become creative in finding ways to reconnect. See: movie trailer

I’ve seen this film many times and it just gets better and better with its fantastic soundtrack and emotional scenes mix in with hilarious moments. This time I recognized the parallels of Henry’s daily creativity to help cope with his challenge with my own creative methods for dealing with depression (see: tip#805). I was also inspired by Henry’s indestructible optimism and perseverance. Lucy’s father’s dedication to help her daughter cope was also touching to see. It reminded me that even if my dad isn’t here in the physical that I still feel his love and support.

Favourite movies like this can be a never-ending resource for inspiration and uplifting entertainment. They can also be heartfelt reminders of the support you can receive and give to someone facing difficult situations. Watch a favourite film right now to lift you up!

Related Tips:
Tip#804: Resilience Resources, Part 1 - Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - The Theory of Everything
Tip#805: Resilience Resources, Part 2 - Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - It’s Kind of a Funny Story
Tip#810: Resilience Resources, Part 3 – Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - A League of Their Own
Tip#811: Resilience Resources, Part 4 – Top 15 Movies for Dealing with Depression & Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Tip#812: Resilience Resources, Part 5 – Mental Health - Mumford
Tip#813: Resilience Resources, Part 6 - 50 First Dates 
Tip#819: Resilience Resources, Part 7 - Wild 
Tip#822: Resilience Resources, Part 8 - Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Tip#823: Resilience Resources, Part 9 – Super Bowl -Invincible
Tip#825: Resilience Resources, Part 10 – Mental Health & Healthcare - Big Hero 6
Tip#829: Resilience Resources, Part 11 – The Tartigrade – Mr. Deeds Goes To Town
Tip#830: Resilience Resources, Part 12 – Depression & Graham Moore - The Imitation Game 
Tip#833: Resilience Resources, Part 13 – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tip#834: Resilience Resources, Part 14 - Top 10 Movies for Inspiring Resilience in the Workplace
Tip#857: Resilience Resources, Part 15 - Instagram - Pitch Perfect 2
Tip#873: Resilience Resources, Part 16 - Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Tip#881: Resilience Resources, Part 17 - Love & Mercy
Tip#892: Resilience Resources, Part 18 – Problem Solving - The Martian 
Tip#896: Resilience Resources, Part 19 - Depression – J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Tip#910: Resilience Resources, Part 20 – Depression – A Christmas Carol – It’s a Wonderful Life 


Remember How Movies Can Help You: 
A) Entertain & Escape 
B) Re-energize & Release 
C) Insights, Epiphanies & AHA moments 

“Movies for Motivation: How To Stay Strong in Your Life & Career”
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