Life is not a spectator sport.

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“Life is not a spectator sport. If you’re going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you’re wasting your life.” Jackie Robinson

My Darling husband Blake and I watched the movie 42 over the weekend. I would HIGHLY recommend it.

A life is not important...

It tells the story of how Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play Major League Baseball. Recruited by Brooklyn Dodgers general manager, Branch Rickey (played by Harrison Ford), Jackie’s skill and and strength of character were constantly tested by the racist attitudes of the time.┬áSeeing such blatant hatred and racism in this movie was shocking, but watching the story of how he overcame that prejudice and paved the way for other negro players was beautiful and inspiring. If ever there was a man who fought to follow his passion, Jackie Robinson certainly did just that. If you’re looking for a movie to remind you of how far we’ve come in combating racism in sports and as a nation, I recommend you watch this story.

Have you seen this movie, my friendly blog reader?

What did you think? I’ve love to read your thoughts in the comments below.

xoxo Pam

p.s. Thanks to the Official Jackie Robinson Website for the quotes.

In response to the stormy seas of life, my husband Blake and I have created this website to be a Current of Inspiration, a wave of love and joy to wash away hate and fear. By posting every week, it's our commitment to making our world a better place. We hope you find it uplifting and will share it with your friends! Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

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4 comments on “Life is not a spectator sport.
  1. Ji says:

    I have not seen the movie,I will add it to my “must see, life changing list”. Thank you for reminding us of what was and is hopefully better now. The power to overcome hatred and bullying is a tough battle, so well worth it. Be strong in yourself!

  2. B. David Warner says:

    Every person, especially young persons, should see this movie to understand what some people had to endure so that an entire race of people could gain the respect due every human being. Like the holocaust, it’s a chapter in history that should never be forgotten, so it’s never repeated again.

  3. Thanks for stopping in, Jill! xoxo

  4. Beautifully said, David. Thanks for the comment! :)

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