Need a Pat on the Back or a Kick in the Pants? This 4-Minute Chick-Flick Does Both.

Need a Pat on the Back or a Kick in the Pants? This 4-Minute Chick-Flick Does Both.

It’s beautiful and inspiring and okay a little schmaltzy. But sometimes I like that, because I am, at heart, a sap. Anway it’s a good way to start the week. A dear friend sent it to me, and I thought I’d share. Watch it here: Today I Rise.  Below are a few of the […]

It’s beautiful and inspiring and okay a little schmaltzy. But sometimes I like that, because I am, at heart, a sap. Anway it’s a good way to start the week. A dear friend sent it to me, and I thought I’d share. Watch it here: Today I Rise. 

Below are a few of the film’s images, in the background is a woman speaking what sounds to be a poem.

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Not to be confused with the Maya Angelou poem, And Still I Rise, which is gorgeous.

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The film was produced by an entity called Wise at Heart (Facebook page here), devoted to the need for change and healing in the world; and is shown on FilmsforAction.org, which calls itself, quote, A COMMUNITY-POWERED LEARNING LIBRARY AND ALTERNATIVE NEWS CENTER FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD, unquote.

Not going to argue with any of that.

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I’m wondering if the film is related to the 2011 book of same name, Wise at Heart, a collection of photographs and words of wisdom by  400 children and grown-ups from around the world, from kindergarteners (such as the boy next door), to movie stars (such as Tom Hanks), to Nobel Prize winners (such as Desmond Tutu)

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To whomever is behind it: Brava. Or bravo. Or both. We all need to rise, to do, to say, or to act upon whatever is calling us.

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And today is always a good time to start.

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