WE ALL NEED AN “UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN” ATTITUDE

I think it’s good sometimes

to reflect on what it is that INSPIRES us

because it tells us something about ourselves.

It gives us insights into who we are.

Many things inspire me.

One thing I go to when I need

a good does of inspiration is a movie,

”The Unsinkable Molly Brown.”

It’s based on a true story.

Molly Brown was a philanthropist  

who survived the Titanic.

She’s remembered for helping people

get safely off the sinking ship.

She’s also remembered for urging

the crew of Lifeboat No 6 to return

to the debris field and look for survivors.

Upon being rescued, she organized a

survivors’ committee to help meet the needs

of second and third class survivors.

Her story is a rags to riches story,

(she was born into a poor Irish immigrant family),

and was fortunate to become quite wealthy.

However, she was never accepted by the “upper” circles of society.

But REJECTION did not deter or discourage her

because she had an ”UNSINKABLE ATTITUDE.”

She was INSPIRED, DRIVEN, DETERMINED.

Instead of giving up, she worked hard to

improve the lives of women, the rights of workers,

and education and literacy for children.

During World War I she went to France

to help rebuild areas behind the front lines

and minister to wounded soldiers.

MOLLY BROWN IS AN INSPIRATION.

Her life exemplifies what can happen

if you focus on a dream and REFUSE TO GIVE UP.

Her message is a profound one:

Whatever course you decide upon in life,

there will always be someone

to tell you that you can’t do it

or you are wrong for trying.  

And there will be difficulties and obstacles

that arise and tempt you to believe

that your critics were right.  

It takes courage to fight through it all

and stay on course toward your goal.  

But with an”UNSINKABLE ATTITUDE”

you CAN do it.  

If MOLLY BROWN can do it,

SO CAN YOU.

6 thoughts on “WE ALL NEED AN “UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN” ATTITUDE

  1. I feel so lucky to have you as my father and I appreciate every day of life we are granted to share as family. From childhood to adulthood you have supported me, encouraging me to build that Unsinkable Molly Brown attitude, even when my ‘unsinkable’ may have presented as outright ‘stubborn’. Watching you live your life has inspired me to be the best person I can be in my own way. Thank you with all my heart and soul Dad. Your belief in who I am and who I can become has been ‘unsinkable.’

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