Tonight I saw a very good movie….The Help
The Help is an inspirational, courageous and empowering story about very different, extraordinary women in the 1960s South who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project — one that breaks society’s rules and puts them all at risk. Filled with poignancy, humor and hope — and complete with compelling, never-before-seen bonus features — The Help is a timeless, universal and triumphant story about the ability to create change.
As I watched the story line unfold, I loved how this movie shows the beauty of story and the power of breaking the silence. My heart ached throughout the movie at the reality of racism. I felt deep joy (tear provoking joy) at the tenderness shown between the black help and the innocent white children. I felt deep respect for the women who spoke of the dignity and the depravity of the people they served. I loved the courage displayed by many and the many scenes where individuals took a stance for what they knew was right. This move showed individual strength and the support and love of community. And perhaps my favorite line from the movie is “you is kind, you is smart and you is important!” What wonderful words to give to a child! Click on the link and enjoy the wonderfully tender exchange. And share those words with someone you love today!
The Help ~ You is kind, You is smart, You is important