Christmas of 2000?
It was ten years ago this Christmas that Tom Hanks starred in the blockbuster “Cast Away”. A wonderful film by any standard; but I’ll tell you why I think it’s a film that can get you through those Christmas blues.
Tom Hanks starred as Chuck Noland.. Stranded alone (not counting Wilson) on that island for FOUR YEARS! Then Helen Hunt- she’s remarried! Ouch! That kind of film can get anybody down.
BUT- There’s a whole lot of hope in that flick.
If only for one simple reason: The port-a-potty.
Think about it- if he hadn’t hung in there -had hope- he never would have gotten off that island alive.
That port-a-potty washing up on shore- saved his life!
He makes a sail, sails out, gets rescued and then probably ends up with the girl he delivers that last package to at the end –(Country singer Lari White by the way).
I’ll tell friends who are down, or going through a rough patch all the time-
“You just never know when that port-a-potty is going to wash up.. Hang in there!”
Then they kick me in the shin. But hey, I try.
Did you like Cast Away? What movie are you looking forward to this weekend/Christmas?
Let me know- you can comment BELOW- or email me- Dave@K99.com
Merry Christmas Chuck!
& Merry Christmas to YOU!