“Starring Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson, it is a film with powerful messages about kindness, friendship and the embracing of those who are different. Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of fifth grade student August Pullman and a community struggling to find compassion and acceptance.”
with the climate of our world as it is, we could not think of any family friendly movie that would be more fitting. we re-watched this movie, reviewing it for appropriateness, for its message. it is filled with wisdom, reminders of how to be human, quotes that should be on the bathroom mirrors in everyone’s homes, or better yet, plastered to our foreheads. afterwards, i downloaded the daily wonder app, a source of daily inspirational quotes. even if you have little time to read, you can read a sentence. i designed a gift to give every movie-goer that evening. it’s just a little generosity, but it makes us feel good – and isn’t that what it’s about?
my sweet momma was dedicated to kindness. she would have loved this movie. she would wholeheartedly agree with the words of novelist jack kerouac, “practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you are already in heaven now.” and she would love our in-her-honor ‘be kind’ buttons. always her parting words, “be kind to each other. be kind.” gentle reminders. lead with kindness. filter with kindness. lean on kindness. “when given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind.” (wayne dyer)
there are a plethora of wise, generous, kindness-oriented people in our world, both living and on that other plane of existence we call heaven. perhaps yielding to their exquisitely eloquent words of guidance would join these planes together. and we would, indeed, realize that we are – already – in heaven now.
if you would like, purchase BE KIND buttons – for you, your friends, your family, your class, your workplace, your club, your organization, your religious community, your neighborhood, your whole entire town