"Nobody can help everybody, but everybody can help somebody." Words of wisdom from a homeless drifter; words that never would be shared with the world if not for a wayward husband, a forgiving wife, and an unforgettable true story that brought the three of them together.
With more money than they could ever possibly need, Ron and Debbie Hall have everything they could ever want … except for a loving marriage. When Ron’s unfaithfulness is brought to light, Debbie invites him to stay—as long as he remains truthful and does what she asks of him. But when her request includes serving the homeless at an inner-city rescue mission, Ron would prefer to write a large check instead.
Guided by her faith and spurred on by the dream of a homeless man she senses will change their city, Debbie befriends a disenfranchised man named Denver. More surprisingly, so does Ron. Despite vast differences, their lives begin to intersect and they all are changed … forever.
Based on an unforgettable true story of forgiveness, friendship, family, and faith, SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME opens in theatres October 20. With two Academy Award® winners and two nominees, the film’s outstanding cast brings to life the New York Times bestseller that interweaves stories of international art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear), his grace-giving wife Debbie (Renée Zellweger), their unexpected friend Denver (Djimon Hounsou), and Ron’s estranged father Earl (Jon Voight).
When I was first contacted about the opportunity to learn about Same Kind of Different As Me, I had no idea what it was about. I had never heard of the book, which spent 3 years on the NY Times Best Sellers list, but as soon as I saw the trailer and visited their website, I knew I had to share this with my readers.
My daddy instilled great values in me, one of them being volunteering. Whenever I help someone, I feel like I get much more out of it than they do. Most of the time, I end up learning more from the people I help than I ever imagined I could. Daddy also taught me that we are all different, even identical twins have different personalities. With that being said, we are all the same. We each have things that we are afraid of, things we wish we were better at, and we each have our own quirks. Everyone has them! In this movie, that becomes apparent. I loved the fact that Debbie asks her husband, Ron, to serve at the homeless shelter. Serving others, especially those who are in need, will open your eyes and make your heart so full. I encourage you to try it!
Every one can make a difference and help change our world. It all starts with one simple act of kindness. Need some ideas? Here are a few things we have done:
- Donate food, clothes, household goods and time to your local homeless shelter, help center or rescue mission.
- Offer your time as a tutor
- Mow a neighbor's lawn
- Help someone carry their groceries to their car
- Pay for the person behind you in a fast food line
- Make a monetary donation to a special cause
- Smile and greet everyone you see....smiles are contagious!
Post about your acts of kindness on social media and use the hashtag #SameKindMovieL3. (You even get bonus giveaway entries for sharing) Encourage others to do the same! It's about time we started a kindness revoltion!
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