Sunday, June 14, 2020

Tip#1200: The Recipe For Resilience, Perseverance & Indestructible Optimism, Part 6 – Splash

This is Day 91 of the COVID-19 quarantine/social distancing/self-isolation here in Toronto, Canada.

In the news this has been another week of intense and emotional time around the world with massive numbers of people marching for Black Lives Matters. Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, was also in hot water because of her anti-transgender comments on Twitter. Racist experiences were also captured on many videos that went viral on Twitter leading to arrests and also individuals losing their jobs or endorsements of their businesses.

And the stresses of dealing with quarantine life and an uncertain economy continues. Despite all this, I’ve been doing my best to stay focused on the positives like the warmer, sunnier weather and my new recipe for resilience that includes the delicious, nutrient-dense diet I’ve been documenting on this blog and on Instagram.

Unfortunately this weekend was my second vacation trip cancelled due to this pandemic. I was suppose to return to the heavenly Butter Tart Festival in Midland, Ontario. So to lift myself up I made my own butter tarts and they turned out good! I was so excited shopping for the ingredients yesterday that the process itself really helped to keep me positive in a time when I could easily have slipped into a mild depression.

My very first batch of butter tarts!

That’s why I am so grateful to actor Josh Gad who, during this quarantine, has been doing super enjoyable and highly nostalgic videos on YouTube/Zoom featuring cast reunions of beloved movies. So far he’s done The Goonies, Back To The Future, The Lord of The Rings and Splash. It was such a warm feeling seeing these actors and filmmakers come together and I was inspired to watch one of these films I hadn’t seen in decades. Splash was a fantastic feel-good film from my youth and wanted to see how it held up years later.

The Goonies reunion
Back To The Future reunion
Splash reunion
The Lord of the Rings reunion

Splash (1984)

The romantic comedy film, Splash, is about Allen Bauer (Tom Hanks) who falls in love with a mysterious woman and secretly a mermaid (Daryl Hannah) who rescued him from drowning as a child. This wonderful, heartwarming movie features many memorable scenes and hilarious performances by the leads as well as the legendary John Candy and Eugene Levy.
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Watching this film after so many decades immediately touched my heart and sent super feel-good vibes throughout my body! The chemistry between Hanks and Hannah was fun to watch and her performance as Madison was so adorable, funny and moving at times. Madison eating a lobster and receiving a gift from Allen are classic scenes I still loved. And seeing the late John Candy again was so soul warming to see.

During Josh Gad’s cast reunion, they shared many fun behind-the-scenes stories that included Candy’s scene of being hit on the head with a racquet ball being done in just one take! I knew I was getting re-energized by this romcom and it was just another reminder of how uplifting favourite films from the past can be for feeling more positive and resilient.

The daily news of emotional events around the world during this pandemic can be draining sometimes and lead to feelings of depression and anxiety. Just remember that the magic of cinema can help transport you to a magical, uplifting place for an hour or two. Take time today to watch a favourite film that you haven’t seen in awhile and get ready to rejuvenate your positivity and optimism again!

Related Tips:
Tip#1191: The Recipe For Resilience, Perseverance & Indestructible Optimism – COVID-19 – 6 Movie Tips
Tip#1196: The Recipe For Resilience, Perseverance & Indestructible Optimism, Part 2 – COVID-19 – The Hundred-Foot Journey
Tip#1197: The Recipe For Resilience, Perseverance & Indestructible Optimism, Part 3 – COVID-19 – The Biggest Little Farm
Tip#1198: The Recipe For Resilience, Perseverance & Indestructible Optimism, Part 4 – COVID-19 – This Is the End
Tip#1199: The Recipe For Resilience, Perseverance & Indestructible Optimism, Part 5 – COVID-19 – Runaway Bride

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