Thanksgiving Gratitude

George (Adam Sandler), in the movie, Funny People, says grace at a “friend’s thanksgiving.” He encourages his friends to enjoy and cherish this time in their lives. His humbling expression of gratitude for the times of our lives brings to light the importance of enjoying all life’s moments.

It’s a Wonderful Life

“Each man’s life touches so many other lives,” says Clarence Odbody, Guardian Angel. “When he isn’t around, he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), the timeless, inspiring classic movie, directed by Frank Capra, illustrates how gratitude, the emotion of expressing appreciation for what one has, can give you a new […]

The Shawshank Redemption

Virtue movie illustrates: Hope “Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things and no good thing ever dies,” says Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) in a letter to his friend Ellis “Red” Redding (Morgan Freeman) in the movie The Shawshank Redemption (1994). Both men served time at Shawshank State Penitentiary in Maine. […]

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

  Virtue movie illustrates: Honesty Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) is a wonderful movie about a young boy named Charlie who lives with his mother and grandparents in poverty. He wins a golden ticket, along with several other children from around the world, to tour the famous and magical, Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. […]

Pursuit of Happyness

  Virtue movie illustrates: Determination The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) is a true story based on the life of Chris Gardner, an African-American man living in San Francisco who is troubled by a failed marriage, financial problems and the responsibility of raising a young son. He uses determination, along with humor, hope, love, happiness, and […]