Musical Monday: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang | The Silver Pen

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

This weekend was magical. We have been blessed with some cloudy afternoons and even some rain here in Santa Barbara, which is a great Silver Lining as we are constantly under the threat of wildfires due to such dry conditions.  Anyhoo, I love-love-love it when it is cloudy, cool & rainy here.

On Saturday afternoon, with neary a plan in place (a Silver Lining in and of itself!), we decided to watch a Silver Lining Movie (one tradition that we kept from my FBC days).  I let Suddenly Seven choose any movie that she wanted to watch and low and behold, she chose Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I hadn’t seen it in years, perhaps even since I was her age. Good gracious, was it ever amazing.  The film even has an intermission.  Can you imagine?!? Classic.

Here are some of my favorite life lessons from the film:

  1. Fathers are a great source of hope and inspiration in the lives of their children.  So often, they are willing to and do sacrifice their own ambitions for the sake of their children.
  2. Creativity can happen anywhere, at any place, and at anytime. All we need to do is be open to it.
  3. Dreamers are found everywhere. A dreamer is one who finds his way in the moonlight.
  4. Persevere. Whatever you do, don’t give up. When something went wrong for Potts (as it did often!), he never gave up.
  5. Believe in something greater than yourself and dare to make a difference. Potts believed in his inventions. When something went wrong, he didn’t give up, he went back to the drawing board.

Below is the YouTube video of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  I sincerely hope that it adds a Silver Lining to your day!



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