Sunday, November 15, 2020

Tip#1222: The Recipe For Resilience, Perseverance & Indestructible Optimism, Part 28 – Greenland

This is Day 243 of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Toronto, Canada.

I’m a hugger. I love hugging. Unfortunately because of this pandemic I haven’t had a physical hug since March, which is over 8 months as I write this. When I think about it I get a bit depressed. But then I do my best to switch my focus onto what I’m grateful for in my life. I flip on that optimism button inside me that automatically reactivates my resilience! 

I also remind myself that no matter how down I get there have been good people near to help me up. They may be strangers, family, friends or even a social media connection. I am thankful for all these times that feel like little miracles that arrive exactly when I need them most. 

It was recently World Kindness Day and it was a wonderful synchronicity that I felt guided to watch a new film (currently available in some countries) that celebrated the power of random acts of kindness. And it really moved me deeply. 

Greenland (2020) 

The disaster drama film, Greenland, is about architect, John Garrity (Gerard Butler), and his wife and child fighting for survival while travelling to a safe zone as a planet-destroying comet approaches the Earth. This gripping movie has as many emotionally charged scenes as spectacular disaster visuals with strong performances by all including Morena Baccarin, Roger Dale Floyd, Scott Glenn, David Denman, and Hope Davis.
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I grew up loving disaster films and although this one reminded me of Hollywood blockbusters like 2012, The Day After Tomorrow and Deep Impact this film felt real with a real family I felt for. I was with them each step of the way as they faced one frightening obstacle after another. They also demonstrated inner strengths that were inspiring such as: Courage, Perseverance, Resilience, Leadership, Adaptability and Indestructible Optimism

What inspired me the most were the many random acts of kindness that arrived during seemingly hopeless moments. These acts came from strangers offering compassion, support and exactly what the family needed at that moment. This film was a powerful reminder that there are good people in this world even though it feels like it doesn’t and everything is crashing all around you. 

Always remember that you are never really alone in times of struggle. Dark situations may seem hopeless but help will arrive as long as you keep believing in the positive and be open to where the help could come from. And to inspire your belief just watch an uplifting film today to remind you that hope, help or a warm hug could be just around the corner!

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Related Tips:
Part 1 – COVID-19 – 6 Movie Tips
Part 2 – COVID-19 – The Hundred-Foot Journey

Part 3 – COVID-19 – The Biggest Little Farm

Part 4 – COVID-19 – This Is the End

Part 5 – COVID-19 – Runaway Bride

Part 6 – Splash

Part 7 – Julie & Julia

Part 8 – Paris Can Wait

Part 9 – The Client 

Part 10 – The Old Guard

Part 11 – The Farmer’s Daughter
Part 12 – Amélie

Part 13 – Hail the Conquering Hero – The Lady Eve

Part 14 – Back To School

Part 15 – Project Power – An American Pickle

Part 16 – The Secret: Dare to Dream 

Part 17 – Chadwick Boseman – 42 – Black Panther
Part 18 – Phenomenon
Part 19 – Mulan 2020
Part 20 – Waitress - Labor Day - Michael

Part 21 – Enola Holmes
Part 22 – Kiss the Ground
Part 23 – Top 5 Inspiring Thanksgiving Movie Scenes
Part 24 – Hubie Halloween

Part 26 – The Queen’s Gambit

Part 27 – Trading Places

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