That Girl – she’s you!

Yesterday, as a family, we had the opportunity to catch a movie we’ve wanted to see since it opened in November: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. It was the perfect movie for New Year’s Day – a movie full of energy, inspiration and social justice.

Within the first few minutes of the movie there is an exchange between the characters Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and President Alma Coin (Julianne Moore) after President Coin has met the Mockingjay herself, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence). The dialogue goes something like this:

Coin: She’s not the girl you described.

Heavensbee: People don’t always show up like you need them to.

Hmmmm. People don’t always show up like we need them to, do they?

Or, then again, maybe people do show up just like we need them to – we just don’t always recognize it in the moment. We’ve been culturally conditioned to expect that flawless girl with the “S” on her chest to appear.

Every day that girl has the opportunity to show up as her best self bundled with her perfectly perfect flaws and imperfections – the gorgeous flaws and imperfections making her best self all the more spectacular.

Every day that girl has the opportunity to show up as her best self to give the world all the love she has.

Every day that girl has the chance to make a difference.

Be that girl you love – she’s extraordinary. Show up and make a difference!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bmcclain2000
    Jan 02, 2015 @ 19:22:31

    This is lovely Linda; just like you 🙂 A true WOF! Thanks…brigid

    Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone

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