October 20, 2011
While I skipped (super geeked) to the Varsity Theatre Sunday evening, I was thinking about 1) Mid-terms (UGH) and 2) What I could blog about the movie, “The Help.”
Here’s a quick plot summary for those who haven’t seen the movie. ”The Help” is about African-American maids who gained courage to tell their stories about working for white families in the 1960s. If you haven’t seen the movie by now, go to Wal-Mart and get a copy right now. It’s that good.
Here’s a clip from the movie that I think summarizes its main purpose. One of the maids goes through her daily ritual with a child, chanting, “You is kind, you is smart, you is important.” I know, awwww. The child was having a hard time feeling appreciated by her mother, who treated her miserably.
Long story short, not only am I proud of this maid, but shoot, I WISH someone would say that to me everyday. Do you know how many kids today never hear that? Most of these same kids range from dropping out of school to ending up in jail, all because they were never told to believe in themselves.
So something to consider, Marquette; go out and inspire someone. Don’t think your help doesn’t matter, either; a little inspiration can go a long way. For others, let these 200 or so words serve as words of encouragement. Never feel like you aren’t good enough to tell your story.