How We Are Defined


“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”~ Eleanor Roosevelt

I am compelled to share this with you. One night this week, I was crying as I watched a movie, “Maid in Manhattan.”  I’ve seen this movie many times, but this time I saw something different, something that made my heart skip a beat. Mind you, this movie is one of my favorites because I don’t typically watch a movie more than once or twice. I have probably watched this at least 10 times. Seriously!  I’m sure this movie isn’t one of Jennifer Lopez’s top picks she has made, but it has made a difference to me.

If you haven’t seen this movie, here’s a quick synopsis.

About Maid In Manhattan

Marisa Ventura (Jennifer Lopez) is a struggling single mom who works at a posh Manhattan hotel and dreams of a better life for her and her young son (Tyler Posey). One fateful day, hotel guest and senatorial candidate Christopher Marshall (Ralph Fiennes) meets Marisa and mistakes her for a wealthy socialite. After an enchanting evening together, the two fall madly in love. But when Marisa’s true identity is revealed, issues of class and social status threaten to separate them. Can two people from very different worlds overcome their differences and live happily ever after?

When she is fired and is handed her bag of belongings, the head butler or concierge, who had served peopled all his life, says to Jennifer Lopez – “What we do doesn’t define what we are. What defines us is how well we RISE  after falling.”

Now isn’t that poignant? All of us will face some huge setbacks, heartbreak, or loss, but what matters is how we rise above it.  Keep that in mind next time you are faced with something difficult.

Love and light!


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