My good friend Toby from Impact Productions writes:
The family-friendly film The Ultimate Gift opens this weekend in about 800 theaters. It is not an Impact Productions film but the story was written by Tulsa native Jim Stovall who is a friend of Impact and we had the chance to screen the film last summer. It is a heart-warming story and has some great life lessons. It features respected actors including Academy Award nominated Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), James Garner (Space Cowboys, Rockford Files, Murphy’s Romance), Brian Dennehy (Cocoon, Tommy Boy, Presumed Innocent, First Blood) and Bill Cobbs (Night at the Museum, The Color of Money, Trading Places). If you get a chance to check out this movie, it is worth your time.
One of the lines in the trailer that stood out to me is this:
“I don’t know if I have my own dream, but I do know that I can help others fulfill theirs.”
This reminds me of something a friend told me years ago: if you help other people get what they want, then you will ultimately get what you want. I think we often discover our dream — our purpose — by serving others and helping them fulfill their dreams. I’ve noticed that when my life starts to feel unfulfilling or unsatisfying, it’s probably because I’ve quit serving.
I hope you will join me in supporting good family-freindly films by going to the theater to see this movie.