Last week, David and I had a rare chance to go to a movie in the middle of the afternoon! My Dad is still here helping us with projects around the house (yeah!) and David had some time off work. We went to see The Blind Side - have any of you seen it?
I love movies based on true stories - and I really liked this one as well. As we left, I was just so inspired by the mom in the story - I admired her and wished I could be more like her.
I admired the fact that she was not ashamed of her choices. Having lunch with her girl friends - she was willing to even say she did not need their approval. She was doing the right thing and whether or not they approved, she asked for their respect. Wow - I would genuinely love to be unconcerned with what others thought of me if I knew I was doing the right thing.
I admire her self-assurance. The way she talks to Michael, yet respects him. Wow - I just loved how she was willing to do anything for him and how it changed and edified her family in the process.
I admire the way she gives. She gives and she gives BIG! Yes, the resources were there - and those are the people that I am so thankful have the resources. Ones who are willing to give big.
I admire the way she was willing to be corrected. When she was wrong, she dealt with it and made things right.
I admire how real she is. She did not hide anything - she said what she was thinking and therefore she made a difference. She was one of those people who you knew where you stood with, you knew who she was based on what you saw and heard. She was the real thing.
I admire that she was not intimidated in the face of standing up for her family or what was right. I find myself backing down so often because of intimidation, whether real or imagined. So, I really admire those who aren't afraid to stand up for someone else or something else. Nothing stopped her - she never backed down.
She just left me with a lot to think about in the realm of reaching out and being willing to do something big for someone else. Do I think she was perfect? Of course not. Did she inspire me to want to be watchful for opportunity? Absolutely.
How about you? If you've seen this movie - how did Leigh Anne inspire you? Or, tell me about someone who has inspired you!