I had the chance to watch this movie again and it is just as good as it was when it first came out. A synopsis of the 2005 movie, Coach Carter, would tell you it is about basketball at Richmond High School, academics and showing youth the value of education. It is excellent and should be shared with our children and grandchildren. The lessons on values, what is really important and the lack of some to see that teaching our youth is more important than using sports to get ahead are a reminder of what many people believe. Although, I do not embrace all that Marianne Williamson has written this portion of the quote used in the movie speaks volumes.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
When I started my Carmel Collectibles Shop I had my husband pushing me to expand my world. There were others who saw me as a foolish person, or a collector of “knicknacks” or junk, or someone not wise enough to be able to do it. I took the step and am glad I did. I have succeeded to have kept the shop open since November of 2005. I have lost a partner, closed a brick and mortar shop and have had very lean years. Have I made oodles of money, no, but I have enjoyed what I have done. Have I enjoyed the hunt, oh yes! Do I have way too much inventory and could some say I border on hoarding, oh yes. Do I still have nay sayers in my family who believe I should load up everything into black garbage bags and walk it to the trash, oh yes I do but to them I say, no.
It is another shop anniversary. To my buyers and friends thank you for your support. If you find something you like lower the cost with my blogger 20% discount. Just mention the name ”coach”. Why the blog about the movie? Coach Carter defied the nay sayers and he believed in what he believed in and I hope I always do that as well and not let anyone convince me this is not the right thing to do. Happy Anniversary to me and Carmel Collectibles.