Sunday, August 08, 2021

Tip#1255: The Recipe For Resilience, Part 61 – Night at the Museum Trilogy

This is Day 508 of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Toronto, Canada. 

This summer I continue to find ways of letting go and declutter my home by doing regular donations to Value Village. They have a great reward system with discount coupons for each donation and I love the idea that getting rid of stuff creates a space for the new to come into my life! 

I recently had a thrilling thrift store find after I did a donation. I found 3 BluRays of the extended Lord of the Rings trilogy that each contained 4 discs. And then to my amazement I found BluRay box sets for 3 of 4 seasons of the Battlestar Galactica remake! I’ve been wanting to own and rewatch these shows because they were excellent, inspirational examples of extreme resilience and perseverance. The bonus was that they were each $9.99 and in excellent condition! 

The act of letting go in order for the new to show up was reflected in my revisiting another trilogy. Seeing these three chapters together of a movie hero’s journey was an emotional experience in many ways. 

Night at the Museum (2006) 

While rewatching this film I resonated with Ben Stiller’s character Larry who needed an immediate job and when he asked, this unique, magical opportunity as a museum night guard fell right in his lap. This inspired me with my dream of becoming a professional Food Influencer & Content Creator and that magical opportunities can happen.
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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) 

I loved seeing Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart again because she was so full of life and a joy of living and adventure! And Larry later learns the key to happiness that Robin Williams’s character Theodore Roosevelt was trying to tell him: The key to happiness is doing what you love with people that you love. I loved this so much it has become my mantra!
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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) 

Like the previous film, this chapter features some stunning visuals like a fight scene within a maze illustration by M.C. Escher. But there was a sadness I felt throughout the film because I could feel Larry’s knowing that his museum adventure was going to end. This was also Robin Williams last film before he died and I was emotional seeing his final scene. 

In the end Larry had to say goodbye to all his museum friends in order to move onto his next chapter in life. And, of course, this touched my soul and encouraged my need to enter my own new chapter.
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Saying goodbye to something or someone can be so difficult and yet may be the only way to break free of the past and achieve our dreams and goals. If you need inspiration or motivation then remember that your favourite movies could have the cinematic life lessons and wisdom you seek. Find a perfect film to watch today! 

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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 25 – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 
Part 26 – The Queen’s Gambit   
Part 27 – Trading Places 
Part 28 – Greenland 
Part 29 – Logan’s Run 
Part 30 – Moonstruck 

Part 31 – Remember the Night
Part 32 – Tenet
Part 33 – Noel 
Part 34 – Soul
Part 35 – Feel Good Energy of Movies & TV Shows 
Part 36 – Last Holiday 1950 & 2006 
Part 37 – Synchronic 
Part 38 – Appetite for Love 
Part 39 – Tomorrowland
Part 40 – Cinderella 2015

Part 41 – Top Secret! – Real Genius 
Part 42 – Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind 
Part 43 – Coming 2 America
Part 44 – In & Of Itself 
Part 45 – Zack Snyder’s Justice League 
Part 46 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
Part 47 – Bill & Ted Face the Music 
Part 48 – Housesitter 
Part 49 – Tampopo
Part 50 – You’ll Never Get Rich 

Part 51 – The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
Part 52 – Avatar 2009 – Forest Bathing 
Part 53 – WarGames  
Part 54 – Oxygen 
Part 55 – Cruella 
Part 56 – History is Made at Night 
Part 57 – The Celestine Prophecy 
Part 58 – The More the Merrier 
Part 59 – Born a Champion 
Part 60 – Chef

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