In early July, I wrote this to a list I am on:
Last night, after all the tension from watching the news for days showing the hurricane, flooding, looting, etc. and then dealing with the rising tension here in Cyburbia, I took some time to watch some music videos, visit some beautiful and inspiring websites, and generally take a break from feeding my mind nothing but negativity. A few days ago, I began compiling a list of movies that I find especially uplifting, in part because they are based on true stories. For me, "feel good" fictional movies just do not have the same depth or power.At times when my life is "empty" for some reason, emotional pain cuts deeply. These days, I try hard to get "filled up" with other things, so that painful stuff doesn't loom so very large and become my main focus. I drag myself away when I realize I am just wallowing in it, not to block out the pain but to find balance. If that makes any sense.
I know folks get tired of my die hard optimism and Pollyanna viewpoints. But, hey, I can't really afford pessimism. So please take a minute to indulge me and consider answering one of the following questions: What things do you do to recharge when life gets to you? What inspires you? What fills you up emotionally, keeps you grounded, or simply distracts you from misery? And, last, what movie (or book or similar) would you recommend that is based on a true story and is also inspirational?