I'm told we had a few flakes of snow here early this morning just as I was going to sleep about 6:00 am! Rain, rain, rain and very cold temps throughout the day mostly. Worked out good for me though, as I got to sit down and watch a really sweet movie with my baby girl...(she's 36 but don't tell anyone)! She had been telling me about this movie for quite some time, "Because Of Winn Dixie".
It turned out to be every bit as good a movie as she said it would be. At first glance it appears to be a movie for children. A young girl and her dog Winn Dixie. After viewing it though you realize it has many layers and deep lessons. Without getting into the plot, the movie addresses such issues as abandonment, loneliness, love, friendship and reconciliation.
One of my favorite parts is the bottle-tree scene. The young girl befriends an old woman who most of the kids refer to as a witch. She's actually a recovering alcoholic, named Gloria Dump, played by Cicely Tyson. She has captured all of her old, past, evil deeds in the beautifully colored whiskey and wine bottles and hung them on a tree in her front yard.
In this scene, Gloria looks at the young girl and tells her, "You gotta know the most important thing." And of course the girl ask her what is the most important thing?
Gloria answered, "What is is the most important thing to YOU? That is the most important thing."
I've been blessed to know what MY important thing is.
How about YOU? Do you know what YOUR important thing is? It seems just the right time of the year to be asking ourselves this.
Merry Christmas all,