And as I approach a major milestone of writing 1,000 tips and 10 years of working on this movie blog I’ve been very introspective about the choices I’ve made in life. I now want to have a family of my own despite having lived alone for so long. Finding that special woman to share my life with would be a great start!
I also know a sense of family can come in different forms so I will keep an open mind and heart to whatever comes my way. Thankfully I continue to discover amazing films that can inspire a vision of what a loving, supportive family can look like.
Captain Fantastic (2016)
The drama film, Captain Fantastic, is about a single father named Ben (Viggo Mortensen) raising his six children deep in the wilderness of Washington state. This heartwarming, humorous movie is filled with inspiring moments of love, support and thought-provoking insights about living different lifestyles and raising kids. And there is lots of gorgeous forest scenery to see! See: movie trailer
I was also aware that my dad’s name was the same as the father in this film which made me feel my dad’s spirit was teaching me more life lessons through this movie! And though both fathers are not perfect it inspired me to see the unconditional love coming from Ben and from each of his children.
• Having a Vision
• Indestructible Optimism
• Supportive Relationships
• Family & Community
• Family Values
Movies can offer so many different visions of what family looks like and they can inspire you to cultivate more loving relationships in your own clan or community. And family means something different to each person. What does family mean to you?
Tip#660: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 1 – Fast & Furious 6
Tip#712: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 2 - Love Actually
Tip#773: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 3 - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Tip#794: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 4 - The Good Lie
Tip#795: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 5 – This is Where I Leave You
Tip#948: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 6 – The Jungle Book
Tip#995: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 7 - Captain Fantastic
Tip#1093: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 8 - Grandma
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