I got this in an email today.
NOAH'S ARK LESSON
Noah's Ark: Everything I needed to know, I learned from Noah's Ark.
ONE: Don't miss the boat.
TWO: Remember that we are all in the same boat!
THREE: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.
FOUR: Stay fit. When you're 60 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
FIVE: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
SIX: Build your future on high ground.
SEVEN: For safety's sake, travel in pairs.
EIGHT: Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
NINE: When you're stressed, float awhile.
TEN: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
ELEVEN: No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting.
I am behind on so many movies. I want to see Son of God and then, when it comes out soon, Noah's Ark. I love movies and have some catching up to do. Speaking of movies, I didn't watch the Oscars this year. I like to watch it, especially seeing what everyone is wearing, but I missed it this year. I love Ellen and I bet she did a great job. She cracks me up! I also love the speeches. I caught some of them on Monday morning.
Of course Jared Leto talking about his young single mom in the early years just made me want to cry. He had such a sincere and gracious message. Matthew McConaughey had to have the best speech in Oscar history. In my opinion, what makes a good speech for such an award is thanking God. (Check! He did that first.) Next, acknowledging those at home who support you. (Check! This is the part of his speech that got him a little choked up.) Then, show humility. (Check! His story about chasing the man he wants to become was really good!). I like stories in a speech. I know the winners are overwhelmed and in shock and are just trying not to forget anyone, but Matthew completely kept his composure. The story about his dad showed his down to earth, genuine side.
Hey, I am a huge fan of his anyway. He could have gotten up there, gave that smile, and said "Alright, alright, alright" in his sweet southern accent, walked off stage, and he would have impressed me but he showed his true character (ha, ha, no pun intended!) when he spoke. That sweet accent was just the sugar on top!