According to the Law of Attraction, as written about by Esther Hicks/Abraham and many others. the way to have everything you want is to keep your energetic vibration positive. We live in a constant flow of well-being, and good comes when we are allowing it, by maintaining a positive mindset. I agree. I have a couple of go to activities, that allow me to take the focus off my worries, and get into a pleasurable mindset. One of my favorites is The Feel Good Sports Movie.
Below, in no particular order, are ten of my favorites. Some of them are uplifting, some are poignant, but they all open my heart.
- A League of Their Own – the story of the wartime women’s professional baseball league. Directed with warmth and humor by Penny Marshall, and featuring a young Madonna, and Rosie O’Donnell, the end credits with the real gals, now in their sixties makes me cry every time. And “There’s no crying in baseball!”
- Field of Dreams – If you build it, they will come. A must watch whenever you feel your goals are unattainable
- The Bad News Bears (The original) – Starring Tatum O’Neal and Walter Matthau, this is the one that started it all for me. Any kid who ever played Little League, (and in my day the girls played Lassie League) will cheer for the underdogs who make it to the championship
- Slapshot – Seventies vintage comedy about a minor league hockey team. Hilarious.
- Remember the Titans – Denzel Washington as the black football coach in a racist redneck town, who heals the divide and takes his boys to victory
- Any Given Sunday – okay maybe not a feel good film, as Al Pacino is intense. But this is a love story to football, with great slow-mo action sequences, and it takes me back to sitting on the Jets 30 yard line with my Dad when I was a kid.
- Angels in the Outfield – Pure shmaltz, this story of a foster kid who prays that his team will win so he can be reunited with his dad is a real heart warmer about the power of belief.
- Invictus – This depiction of how Nelson Mandela forces integration on the all white National Rugby team to unite his scarred nation stars superstars Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman
- Miracle – I remember when the American Hockey team won the Olympics, beating out the invincible Russians. It’s hard not to get caught up.
- 42 – The story of Jackie Robinson, it captures a real man in a moment that changed the world. Harrison Ford is fantastic as team owner Ricky Branch
Others worth mentioning, Major League for it’s broad humor and shenanigans, Blades of Glory for it’s hilarious spoof of pairs figure skating, Best in Show, that is if you count Dog Breeding a sport, and Invincible, another tale of the Underdog who made it to playing for the Philadelphia Eagles. Caddyshack for Bill Murray at his goofy finest, Secretariat, Dodgeball, Talladega Nights, Seabiscuit. . . Gosh, maybe I should have made this a top twenty list. Got any of your own?