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The Impossible

“The Impossible” is a true story about what happened to a family who was caught in the tsunami that hit Thailand in December 2004.

At the time, I was training with Great Grandmaster
Tae Yun Kim in Oregon. We were in the peaceful mountains in Oregon.  We heard about the tsunami after we returned home.

This movie was an amazing depiction of what happened in Thailand.

As Dr. Tae Yun Kim says, no one ever wakes up in the morning and says “I think I’ll get into an accident today” or “today will be my last day on earth when a tsunami wave hits me”.

The power of a tsunami wave is incredible.  It is amazing that anyone could have survived. It is a Miracle that this family of 5 all survived and found each other.

The young boys had to dig inside to find an inner strength that most people don’t even know they have.

The oldest son had to really dig into his inner strength to help his mother who had been injured badly when the
wave hit.  He had to grow up fast.

The 2 younger boys were with the father, but when the father went looking for his wife and oldest son, the 2 younger boys were mistakenly taken with a bunch of orphans.

When they found their older brother, it was only through chance that they heard and recognized his voice from a distance.

When they were all finally reunited, they had forgotten about all the arguments and disagreements. The only thing that was important to them was that they had found each other and that they were all alive.

Through my martial art training, I have learned that it is often tragic situations that cause us to find our inner strengths and to discover gratitude in our lives.

It is a lesson for all of us that we have gratitude in our lives every day, every moment because we never know what will happen in the next moment.


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Apr. 25th, 2013 07:50 am (UTC)
This was the first movie to make me cry.
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