Karate Kid

The Karate Kid is asked to repeatedly place his jacket on the hook and then remove it. He tires of this routine and thinks it is pointless. What he doesn’t realize though, is that this simple task gave him the perfect form for karate. Like the Karate Kid, sometimes we don’t see the significance in keeping a routine when there isn’t a direct result. Even though we don’t see the significance, both ourselves and others may be impacted. For example, when you consistently smile at someone in the hallway, their entire day may brighten up. The effect of smiling at someone every day for a whole year is much greater than the effect of just smiling at someone every once in awhile, which shows just how important keeping a routine is.

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The Pursuit of Happyness: Subway Scene

In this scene Chris and his son Christopher are trying to figure where to sleep the night after losing their home. Their lives are completely changing for the worse it seems, yet they both manage to keep moving forward by working hard and using their imagination.

Everyday people are faced with challenges. Some are small, while others are life threatening. No matter what the situation is though, the way we look at it and how we react to it determines how it will end and whether it will positively affect the rest of our lives. We can’t always control what happens to us, but we can choose how it will affect us. Perspective and attitude are everything.

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