“Family Dinner”

Last night I checked out “August: Osage County”. If you haven’t seen it yet, I strongly recommend you do. I completely understand why Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts are both nominated for Oscars, their performances were extraordinary.

The movie is funny yet shocking, disturbing but relatable. The entire movie is filled with costly-laughter, hurt, pain, disappointment, judgment, and a longing to be loved by someone who doesn’t know how to love. Three daughters growing up in a house with a Mother who’s emotionally broken, a father who’s emotionally restricted, and later live their lives emotionally disconnected. Not wanting to ruin the movie, but honestly it could have been titled “Generational Curses”.

Throughout this movie, I cried… I cried because that was my family and so many other families of people I love and care about. Families where everyone is longing for love, acceptance and approval, but because of past teaching and a history of hurt, pain is given instead. Violet, the character played by Meryl Streep, became her bitter, unpleasant, mean and cruel mother. She spoke negatively to her daughters leaving them broken and scarred. Their marriages, families, and relationships all suffered because of it, and because the curse wasn’t recognized, they became the person they hated the most.

Many of you are infected with “Generational Curses”. At an early age you were hoodwinked… Fear, (Click here to read more…. http://www.TheTruthBowl.com )


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