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I never in a million years thought I would watch a movie about football and come away with important lessons I plan to teach my daughters, but that’s exactly what happened this past weekend watching the movie GREATER. It’s the most inspirational, tearful, and thought provoking movie I’ve seen in quite some time. It made the perfect movie to snuggle up with in my cozy comforter with a bowl full of popcorn and a mug full of coffee on a Sunday afternoon. Usually I’m knee deep in laundry on Sunday afternoons, but taking some time to myself to watch this movie was way better than putting away all that gosh darn laundry any day!
Be True to Yourself: One of my favorite aspects of this movie was how supportive Brandon’s mother was of him. My favorite quote from her in the movie is in one of the opening scenes and she says: “God made you just the way you are for a reason. Keep God first and only worry about what he thinks, not anybody else. And he will always show you the right way.” I just love that!
Never Give Up: For example, in GREATER, I loved how the high school football coach sat down and talked with the boy after he got thrown out of the first game they show in the movie. He encouraged him to keep trying and face his hard day with even harder work. I love that message that he shares with Brandon, to never give up and always work harder.
Work Hard: No one works harder than Brandon, the main character in GREATER. He gains 85 pounds in 1 year to walk on the Arkansas football team and then is informed that he needs to lose all of that weight in order to do well on the team. The poor kid does exactly what people tell him to do, but then faces so much adversity for doing so. He doesn’t let that stop him though and it just makes him work that much harder. “You can’t control who your mommy and daddy are, but you can control how hard you work.”
Have Faith: I want my daughters to have faith not only in themselves, but also the people around them as well. We live in such a distrusting, sad world I truly hope that my daughters can learn to have faith in themselves. It’s something we have when we’re kids– that faith and that confidence– but we seem to grow out of it in our teenage years. It doesn’t seem to show up again until we grow into our adult selves and start to care less about what others think of us. I know it’s not going to be an easy feat, but I hope my kids are never in that in between stage. Much like Brandon Burlsworth in this movie.
GREATER will be coming to theaters on August 26th, but I highly recommend bring yourself a box of kleenex with you to the movie theater. Trust me, you’re going to need it. Check your local theaters for showtimes and if you’re not fully convinced you’re headed out to watch this movie come August 26th, let this GREATER movie trailer convince you.
What’s one thing you plan on teaching your child?