Sometimes it's easy to feel down on your luck and lose sight of what's important. If you're lacking inspiration lately, then you MUST see Soul Surfer, in theaters today, April 8.
Soul Surfer tells the real life story of Bethany Hamilton (played by AnnaSophia Robb), a competitive surfer whose dreams are challenged when she loses her arm to a shark attack. Surfing was always Bethany's passion -- her mom, dad, and brothers would surf together often near their Hawaii home -- so Bethany refused to let the shark attack keep her from living a normal life. With the help of her family and friends and church minster (played by Carrie Underwood), Bethany learned to cope with her new body.
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But that wasn't enough -- not only did Bethany want to get back into the water, she wanted to compete! After tons of practice, wipeouts, and tears, Bethany began to doubt whether or not she could live her dream anymore. Determined to succeed, she practiced even harder and enlisted the help of her family and friends. She learned how to balance her body differently to stay on her board. Bethany eventually went on to win first place in her division -- she did with one arm what her opponents did with too.
Soul Surfer is such an inspirational film, and it tells Bethany's story truthfully and in entirety. This movie is a must see story of perseverance, faith, friendship, and love. What are you waiting for? Go out and see it!
Are you going to see Soul Surfer this weekend?