Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Friday, April 8, 2011


I'm thankful and joyful that SOUL SURFER, a movie that I helped to write -- OPENS TODAY! In theaters across the country! It's every writer's dream to have an honest to goodness audience see their writing come to life. And as I have told many of my family and friends, while my name is not on the screen (because of some arbitrary WGA rules), my heart is up there for everyone to see. I hope that it blesses everyone who sees it and helps them to feel a little more courageous and inspired just for watching it. I'm humbled and grateful to all of my family and friends who have been so supportive, and I nearly cried today when I learned that my nearly 87 year old grandmother got to see my words up on the silver screen.
I also found it a cool little piece of trivia that it was on this day in 1820 that the Venus de Milo was discovered...the same day that SOUL SURFER opens, a movie in which the Venus de Milo actually plays an important part in one of my favorite scenes:)
Writing on the project was difficult, and at times even painful, but it has all worked out for the best, just like Romans 8:28 promised it would. And I am grateful to have been a part of something that has turned out to be very special...


  1. Congrats Kara!!!! I'm excited to see this movie...going to have to wait for the video though since we don't get out much these days :)

  2. SUCH AN INSPIRING AND AMAZING MOVIE!! To see the packed audience -- little boys, tween girls in hawaiin leis, moms, dads, and even some jaded teen dudes... all of them caught up in the beauty of my wife's movie! Wow. Every inch of me is bursting with pride.

  3. Thank you so much, Kelley:) Ha! Yes, I'm sure it's not easy with two little ones. Thanks for the support, and I hope you love it whenever you get to see it!

  4. An amazing and inspirational movie that brought together an audience of all ages and backgrounds, but who felt 'one' with the movie's lessons. Kara, I feel so proud of you and continue to believe in you from the bottom of my heart. To the top.

    Aunt Char

  5. That means so much to me, Aunt Char, thank you so much for always encouraging and supporting me:)