This week I paid a premium price to see Shawshank Redemption in the theatre – even though I own it and practically have it memorized. It was the 25th Anniversary special showing and I thought I needed to take advantage of the opportunity to see it on the big screen for the first time.
I wasn’t interested in the film when it first came out, falsely believing that it was a film about prisons. It’s really a story about friendship – and about hope. I sometimes watch the movie when I’m feeling blue and need a dose of inspiration and renewed faith in the future.
As Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) says: “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
Everyone should have a go-to source of encouragement for those moments when doubt creeps in. Whether it’s a prayer, a song, a poem, or a movie — don’t hesitate to fuel hope with the words that speak to your spirit.