Imagine being broke, evicted, not knowing where your next paycheck is coming from and supporting your young son. How could you possibly overcome those odds to come out on top?
I watched The Pursuit of Happyness over the weekend, and it’s based on the true story of Chris Gardner who did just that. It was a difficult show to watch, because you have to watch a loving father and a good man struggle through many tough times.
But you also feel inspired by how he kept himself going when he had all those odds against him, and every reason to believe he’d fail. In fact, he had no references for success around him, just his drive, his faith and his love for his son to keep him going.
I felt inspired, humbled and mostly grateful. Grateful for the wealth and riches I already enjoy, but don’t always take the time to recognize.
Watch this clip for a short trailer and interviews with actor Will Smith and the man behind the story, Chris Gardner.