Queen of Katwe

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Have you ever had the experience walking out of a movie that your life will never be the same? I had that feeling walking out the film “Queen of Katwe.”

Perspective, friends; perspective!

We so take much of our lives for granted. We allow minor kerfuffles to rankle us. We, and I am saying, “we” – sweat the small stuff. We do not really deeply appreciate the blessings that we have in our lives – the simple ones. Water, food and shelter. Mostly I am asking myself – are we truly living up to our potential? Are we truly helping our children realize their potential?

The film tells the true story of a young girl, Phiona living in a slum in Uganda city of Kampala. Her days consist of selling maize and helping her mother take care of her siblings. They live in dire poverty. From this situation she rises to become, through the help of an amazing selfless teacher, the chess champion of Uganda. She goes from being illiterate to realizing her genius potential and then helping others.

The story is inspirational. Go see it and let’s talk.

 

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