On Being Bold / Happy Weekend

by cecimadden


Lately, I have been really at ease.  I totally dig it.  I think it has something to do with all of the wintery lounging around we’ve been doing.  And have I mentioned the movie watching?  Oh, the movie watching.  Redbox is totally our best friend this winter.  I have watched Soul Surfer, Dolphin Tale, and Money Ball at least three times a piece this week.  Too much?  Oh I don’t think so…Jim is our Redbox man of the house.  We trust his judgement.  At least since Christmas week, when he and his brother would rent intense thrillers or action movies, one after the other, and I’d look at them and say who picked these?  I subsequently told Jim that I like feel good movies, stories of triumph.  (How did he not know this after almost 8 years??…I digress.)  The man listens.  He brought back movies about a surfer girl without an arm, a dolphin without a tail, and a baseball team without a payroll.  How perfect is that? I love a great story of conquering the insurmountable.  Especially when both resilience and magic are at play.  It’s relatable, yet humbling, and exciting all at the same time.  It makes me think of that Eleanor Roosevelt quote: Do the thing you think you cannot do.  It’s hard to think in this mode when what we face is small, or maybe incremental change, when we’re not facing anything insurmountable like a lost limb.  When the deck isn’t stacked against, change is hard.  But this is why I love tales of triumph, and this Eleanor Roosevelt quote – they’re both reminders to be bold, whatever the stakes are.

This weekend
We have lots of good plans- to hang out with friends, explore a cool consignment sale, and go on a hot date/make new friends.   I am pumped (although I am still undecided on what to wear).  I also imagine I’ll take a bunch of pictures, play with some blocks, and spell some words with Rachel.  And maybe get more movies from Redbox.

In any case, it promises to be a fun-filled weekend – with a splash of boldness thrown in for good measure!  Happy Weekend.