"Chasing Mavericks" is a MUST see movie. It is a true story of a young surfer who chases his goals and dreams and even with a hard life is always looking for the positive in this world. If you like to feel inspired, if you like surfing, or if you just like Gerard Butler you have got to see this movie.
Since we first saw the previews we have been wanting to catch it on the big screen. It seemed like it was going to be a great film, but we didn't know until we went tonight that it was based on a true story. This depiction of Jay Moriarty "surf legend and global inspiration" leaves you wanting to be his best friend, wanting to be better, and wanting to find your own challenge in life. Jay with a positive attitude, kindness and need for adventure became a role model to many. The Jay Moriarty Foundation "Live Like Jay" was created in his honor. The foundation is a non-profit that assists other non-profits in helping to improve our world and environment.
Researching about Jay and his story makes me want to live like him. I want to be someone who has the determination to reach my goals, someone who looks for the good in any situation and makes a difference in people's lives. I want to be the person who doesn't let the world break me down. So many times I get caught up in the frustrations of life and I forget how blessed I am, and how even with challenges and hardships I should have a smile on my face. This world has trained me to be skeptical of people's intentions and look for the negative to protect myself from getting hurt.
It is sad to think the world lost a person like Jay, and it seems like the people who leave this earth early often are the ones who are always smiling and always seeing the positive in this harsh world.
This month it is going to be my goal to be more positive as well as bring back my kindness. I feel like living on this island has made me a bit more rude, impatient, and irritable. I need to go back to my loving, trusting, nice gal from Utah self, life is better that way even if the people here don't like it, I like it. So here is to living like Jay, to making a difference in this world with my kindness, with my need for adventure and hopefully it will help improve our world and our environment.