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A horse is a horse, unless of course.....

Thursday, March 07, 2013

I usually put on a movie on my day off, and yesterday, I put on a movie I hadn't seen in quite a while. It was one of the most inspirational movies I have ever seen. Seabiscuit (1993).

It was the Great Depression,

Things were hard all around. And it brought together four of the most unlikely people,

A businessman who had lost everthing,

A horse trainer who was too old, but majored in taking hopeless cases,

A jockey that was too big to be one, and was blind in one eye.

And then there was the horse.

Seabiscuit, a runt, too small, and programmed to lose, bitter and wild, had become untameable.

And the four were brought together, and the results were amazing as they learned to trust each other.

The horse went on to win a great race against a major thoroughbred, named War Admiral.

But then, at the height of success, disaster struck. The jockey shattered his leg. An injury caused the horse to go lame. There was no hope for either, but they healed each other, and there was a final race where they proved themselves.

There's a quote at the end that is worth the whole movie.

"People think we found this broken down horse and fixed him. The truth is, he fixed us, all of us. And in a way, we fixed each other."

And that is what we're trying to do at Spark People, we're a bunch of broken people like this team who are fixing each other.

I dare you to watch this clip and not cry.

We can learn a lot from Seabiscuit, a horse which gave hope in a time when people were looking for anything to give them hope.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GRAMMACATHY 3/24/2013 12:14PM

    Now I have to watch the movie. I love horses.

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DALID414 3/12/2013 11:58PM

    I didn't cry, but I have a huge knot in my throat!

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MSBEKANATOR 3/10/2013 3:55PM

    Great blog! Thanks. :)

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 3/10/2013 2:16PM

    Wonderful. Thank you. emoticon

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REGILIEH 3/9/2013 1:53AM

    How wonderful! Just beautifully said! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PCOH051610 3/8/2013 7:56AM

    Wonderful blog! Thank you

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KBRADFORD88 3/8/2013 7:44AM

    The past year of my life has felt so a person of faith it felt strange and weird to be in such a bad place...but now I see my faith is stronger and my love for the Lord is grander because of the brokenness. I use to think my brokenness made me useless. But I know now that it is because of my brokenness that I can be used.

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EATVEGAN 3/8/2013 12:02AM

    Inspiring blog, Thanks!

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4KWALK 3/7/2013 8:19PM

    An excellent choice for a movie. emoticon

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CINDHOLM 3/7/2013 5:25PM

    emoticon emoticon for sharing..

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BAMAJAM 3/7/2013 3:14PM

  I am glad to hear about "Seabiscuit" and will suggest to my nephew (a horse lover) to get this movie!--- I love movies that inspire hope and inspire triumph over hardships.
Thank you!

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TOOBIG4COMFORT 3/7/2013 1:16PM

    Never watched to movie...yet. Sounds very inspiring

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SEWINGMAMACDS 3/7/2013 12:07PM

    Seabiscuit was a favorite movie -- I need to get it off the shelf and watch it again. And yes, I did cry.
Thanks for sharing!!


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NILLAPEPSI 3/7/2013 11:34AM

    emoticon blog. emoticon so much!!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 3/7/2013 11:27AM

    Thanks for the reminder about this great movie.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 3/7/2013 9:17AM


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NITTINNANA 3/7/2013 8:24AM

    I too loved the movie, and your post. It was great hearing directly from my parents about the mood of the country then, about their high school loudspeaker being put on so the radio transmission of the race would be broadcast throughout the building. Yes, we are all about broken people working to help fix each other!

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LATTELEE 3/7/2013 7:11AM

  Ok, Great!

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