I have decided that Will Smith is an incredible actor. In fact, he may be my #1 favorite male actor...he plays incredible roles and he does it incredibly well. Tonight I watched Pursuit of Happyness.
Have you seen this movie? This incredible inspirational heart wrenching tear jerking laugh inducing movie?
It's 1981 and a real man named Chris Garner is living in San Francisco. His wife leaves him, his investment into bone density scanners goes kaput, he becomes homeless and his 5-year old son live on the streets, in shelters and motels while he tried to win a position as a stock broker with Dean Witter.
And then comes the end of the movie...and I cry every time.
Only, this isn't a movie...this is really some guy named Chris Garner's life. And I think about his toddler son slept on the floor in a BART station bathroom and my heart just breaks for them. I mean, now the guy is a multi-millionaire who actually acheived his dream...I just wonder if it really had to take such a hard path for him to make it. And when you read Chris' real story - not the hollywood version its a little less dramatic, but still quite the story.
And so ensues a whole pile of deep thoughts by Anna... And I may have troubled dreams and troubled sleep, but I'll be sure to kiss my little girls and thank the Lord most gratefully for what I have in my life tonight.
And I love the quote in the second video - the Chris Gardner interview - "Baby steps count too as long as you are moving forward."
I was just a little emotional after watching the show tonight....can you tell?