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What I Learned from “The 5 Heartbeats”

It is sensational to learn life lessons from the movies, so here is what I learned from “The Five Heartbeats.”

What I Learned from The 5 Heartbeats

You can learn something every day if you try.

By sharing some things I learned from my favorite movies, I will be sharing with you a little about me and the way I think. Perhaps you can spend this time exploring yourself and how you think.

My favorite movie of all time is Robert Townsend’s “The Five Heartbeats.” This movie showcases the lives of five friends who started a singing group together. It shows their lives from the 1960s to the 1990s.  My husband and I were about to celebrate our one-year anniversary in 1991 when my mother-in-law gave us tickets to a special preview showing of the movie. It was an awesome experience. The movie, the atmosphere, and my new hot husband. It was an awesome night and we made memories that have lasted a lifetime.

“The Five Heartbeats” teaches us that there is always hope, even if we cannot see it.

I loved the movie because even when things were the worst, there was still hope, the dream was still possible. For example, the clip below is my favorite scene ever in a movie and my favorite song from a movie. This is because it reminded me of myself and my husband because we were just starting out when the movie came out. Now, 30 years later, we haven’t finished yet.

“We Haven’t Finished Yet.”

“I believe in you, I believe in me, the rainbow ahead might be hard to see.”That line is so powerful! Then and now, I believe in Darren. If he told me the sky was green, I would believe it. I would infer that the earth went through a freak metamorphic atmospheric change and that the sky was now green. I have always believed in myself and my belief has always been rewarded. I know that together, Darren and I are an unbeatable team. I have always believed in myself and in the power of miracles and the impossible becoming possible. The idea of “we’re going to make it work out somehow” is one that I have relied upon all my life.


No matter how hard it gets, you don’t have to be finished.

This scene with the brother and sister singing is so much like my life, so much of what I believe and how I conduct myself. I do believe that no matter how hard it gets, we can continue on. We don’t quit, we make life what we want it to be. I love hope, happy endings, and a can-do spirit. “The Five Heartbeats” is full of all those things and I appreciate that. to sum all of this up, I never want to lose faith that things will work out and life will get better. So, the question for you this sensational day is, what has your favorite movie taught you.

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