Until Next Time Feel Good 5 Friday …

5 Jun

Considering recent events the need for Feel Good 5 Friday seemed important, seemed like people needed a lift in their spirit after so much violence and turmoil. But it’s a time for reflection so it returns next week

During these moments of retrospective thoughts on what we can do to help improve matters in social justice I took a look at leaders who’s courage and commitment impacted life beyond what they imagined. And change happened. Some lived to see it, others looked down from the heavens to bare witness.

Going beyond. It takes that extra step, the one somebody else couldn’t, or wouldn’t, take to help someone that’s been forgotten and made to feel less when in fact there is always something meaningful there. Taking that step to shine a light on something that’s trying to hide.

That’s what a lot of great leaders had in common.

This one was new to me.

Bryan Stevenson

I didn’t know that name. But I knew someone like him existed. A story of a young lawyer who traveled down to Alabama to try and help the wrongly convicted and unjustly imprisoned. All this happened when I first entered college and I had no idea.

I was glad he wrote a book, that he told his story and that of the birth of the Equal Justice Initiative. It’s a powerful educational story. And the movie with Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx make it available to those who didn’t read it and wish to see it played out so they could connect.

And because of recent events, Just Mercy is streaming for free on multiple online platforms. I hope you can catch the film and experience a different perspective on matters, because today is all about perspective and hearing someone else’s story.

https://justmercy.eji.org/responsive/#about

Buen Camino my friends

12 Responses to “Until Next Time Feel Good 5 Friday …”

  1. Sorryless June 6, 2020 at 9:07 AM #

    Excellent suggestion for these troubled times, Cali.

    • The Guat June 9, 2020 at 9:19 AM #

      Book is always good but the movie is available and gives peeps who don’t like to read an outlet to get informed. A lot of different content online now. Hope you’re doing well. Stay safe.

  2. susielindau June 10, 2020 at 10:55 AM #

    I’ll definitely check it out! Thanks for the suggestion. I’m surprised I haven’t already seen it. I LOVE Jamie Foxx!

    • The Guat June 21, 2020 at 10:47 PM #

      Hope you enjoyed the movie! Foxx and Jordan are so good in this. I was so moved by the ending and when they show pictures of the people and what happens in their story. Book is good too!

  3. Jane Lurie June 11, 2020 at 7:19 PM #

    I saw this when it opened at the Mill Valley Film Fest last year. Beautiful movie.

    • The Guat June 11, 2020 at 9:42 PM #

      It was such a good film. Powerful at the end when they reveal pictures of the real men and women behind the story. Thanks for visiting:)

  4. Island Traveler June 21, 2020 at 8:37 PM #

    I friend recommended that I see this movie. I saw the trailer & it already moved me during its first scenes. It’s so easy to be blinded from the truth of what’s truly going on. It is never human and right to exploit and harm another person because of the color of their skin, their gender , social status, even legal status . America is suppose to be a beckon of freedom and justice for all but now it has become selective in that definition to only certain group of people. It is sad. It is heartbreaking. It is disappointing. The movement against Racism is growing because for the first time in awhile , voices are being heard because people are joining as one united front. Thanks for this post.

    • The Guat June 21, 2020 at 10:44 PM #

      The movement is rising. This book was powerful true stories always are but the movie helps people we haven’t read the book really get into the story. Plus Michale B Jordan is so good in it. Definitely worth the watch.

  5. Wind Kisses June 22, 2020 at 9:21 AM #

    This was a great movie with a perfect message.

  6. Wind Kisses June 22, 2020 at 9:28 AM #

    THIS man inspires me. One person at a time. One person at a time.
    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/mar/18/daryl-davis-black-musician-who-converts-ku-klux-klan-members

    • The Guat June 25, 2020 at 9:48 AM #

      That is definitely an inspiring accomplishment

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