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Friday, November 04, 2005

Tao of Gump

last night, for the third time in my life, i watch the movie "forest gump". it had been a long time since i had seen the movie, about five years or so. long enough to forget a lot of it to say the least. it is such an great movie and i must say that i had forgotten that tom hanks was ever so thin. i just love the character of forest. he tells the story as an adult, but yet from a child like point of view. through all of his experiences in life he still has a child's innocents about him and that's where the humor in the movie comes from.

i guess it is a phase i'm going through, a good phase, because i couldn't help but notice that the movie had several messages that it conveys about life. truly that is what the movie is really about, life. the messages i got from it are.....

believe in God
love God
put other's interest before your own
love others even when you think they don't love you
a life is worth saving even if it doesn't want to be saved
stand up for those who can't stand up for themselves
keep your promises
friends are more important than money
share your wealth with others
true joy is found in the simplest of things
stupid is as stupid does
life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.

pure gold i tell you, pure gold.


At 11/04/2005 1:51 PM, Blogger Babs said...

love, love, love this movie

At 11/06/2005 8:59 AM, Blogger R. Marie said...

It is funny that I ran across your post. It just so happens that my kids put the movie in the other day. I had not seen it in a long time either, but ended up watching it with them.

At 11/10/2005 11:09 PM, Blogger MOL Junior said...

j-lay, i wanted to let you know that i printed this out and it made it's way into my notebook entitled "good stuff". heady company for you, my friend. thanks for this.


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