creative tool for managing my mental health and depression in recent years (see my Instagram). I shared this passion with my dad who loved taking photos of our family growing up. Since his passing 18 years ago he left a massive archive of photos that needed organizing.
On my recent annual holiday vacation at my mom’s home I finally had the courage, energy and focus to go through my dad’s photos. They had been stored in dusty boxes in very poor conditions of extreme hot and cold temperatures. So I felt like I was rescuing these photos! As I opened each box I would find precious prints that were yellowing and cracking from when my dad and mom lived in the Philippines. I was in awe seeing them for the first time when they were kids, teens and when they met in the Philippines in beautiful vintage clothing and settings!
This is why I found it highly synchronistic and very mystical that the first movie I saw in the New Year was so much about the importance of family photos as a way to remember and share the legacies of loved ones. It was a movie my mom really wanted to see and when we did we cried over the heartwarming magic of its story.
The animated musical fantasy film, Coco, is about 12-year-old Miguel Rivera (Anthony Gonzalez) who dreams of being a musician challenging his family's ancestral ban on music and enters the mystical Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, legendary singer Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). This visually stunning, colorfully rich movie is another brilliant Pixar production overflowing with amazing settings, characters and emotional scenes to tug on your heartstrings! See: movie teaser
• Following a Vision
• Following a Passion
• Indestructible Optimism
• Power of Belief
• Life after Death
• Supportive Relationships
• Love & Forgiveness
• Family Legacy & History
• Grieving the Loss of a Loved One
• Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive
Photos of loved ones are an important way of keeping happy, loving memories of them alive. Their spirit lives on in these precious images whether they are digital or in print form. Take time today to organize your photos of your current family and family history for yourself and for future generations. Your loved ones in heaven will thank you and send you a loving kiss of gratitude!
Tip#115: Gifts from Heaven - Field of Dreams - Frequency
Tip#116: Gifts from Heaven Part 2 - What Dreams May Come
Tip#436: Healing Movies For Grieving The Loss of a Loved One
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE THAT NEEDS
CHEERING UP DURING THE HOLIDAYS?
• LISTEN: Emmanuel's CBC Radio Interview on Movie Messages of Hope for the Holidays: The Fresh Air Show
• WATCH: Uplifting Movie Montage produced by Emmanuel Lopez!
• READ: Emmanuel's Ebook, Movie Messages of Hope for the Holidays on sale now
Remember How Movies Can Help You:
A) Entertain & Escape
B) Re-energize & Release
C) Inspiration & Motivation
Discover How Movies Inspire, Motivate & Empower You!
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