Let me make this Crystal 💎Clear… when you are LOST in life… I believe a higher power helps you DISCOVER the power of DISCERNMENT… and what it ~truly means~ to be under GODS PROTECTION!


I saw the movie “LION” a few days ago… and I just can’t get it off my mind! All the worries… and concerns I had about where my own DESTINY would lead me in this new year of 2017….suddenly 

-VANISHED!- 

I watched another TRUE STORY… unfold on the big screen… that helped me put in all in perspective….

As we go through life… things happen out of our control… but I got confirmation…yet again… that having God’s covering over your life… will protect you… and GUIDE you…through…when you just don’t know WHAT TO DO!!!

I’ve always been sympathetic to the plight of others… and the empathy I have for my fellow man, woman and child… keeps a HUGE space in my heart! ❤️

I truly care about people!  I care about them being safe… protected and in good company… I care about people’s health… and wellbeing…. Most of all… I honestly CARE… about people being LOVED! 

It puts my mind at ease… simply knowing that “Someone” out there… cares about every single soul… roaming this 🌏 earth!

For me to see… how an innocent…and very small child… survived in a world… where there is constant danger…and people 

-can be- insensitive…rude…& unkind… not to mention plagued with their own problems absolutely BLEW MY MIND!!! 

Throughout this film… I kept getting the constant reminder… that -everyone- is fighting some sort of battle! whether they are BIG… or if they are small… you NEVER KNOW what people have gone through… -or- are experiencing! 

***Never judge ANYONE… unless you’ve walked a mile in his shoes… ( or sandals…)

The way this film is presented from the very beginning… to the middle…and the end… simply touched my heart and soul in such a way… I simply can not express…..

Five  year old Saroo gets LOST on a train…which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family… 😢

A tiny soul… -so BRAVE!- with the courage… of a 🦁 lion! 

I learned through the course of this film… that this little fellow had been pronouncing his own name incorrectly… as he desperately sought help to get back home!

 Little did he know… that his name was actually translated to mean “LION!”  A powerful name… for a chosen…tiny soul… to survive… his destiny ! 🙌🏾 


Coincidence???? I think NOT!!! GOD does NOT make mistakes!!!

Little Saroo was raised by his mother… who worked hard labor in his village… to support her family.  He also lived with a baby sister… and a teenaged brother. 

This little fellow admired his big brother so much!!! He thought the sun ☀️rose and set in his brothers eyes! He wanted to be with him…(constantly!)  helping him… earning his approval… contributing to the wellbeing of his family… 

-AT just the tender age of FIVE!!!!-

He begged… with all his little heart to go along with his brother as he sought work… but in the process… this precious little boy GETS LOST!

 This hurt me… so much… I sat there in my seat… wide eyed… and in disbelief! First 🤔 thinking Whyyyyyyy???? and then taking a breath…and understanding… this happens more often than any of us ever care to imagine! But “this” was a case… we got a chance to follow–for the next hour and a half… in a darkened theater…

Little Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. 

Twenty five years later, armed with vague memories… he seeks to track down his family… 

With a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth 🌏… and a fierce determination…he sets out to find his lost family–and finally return to his first home…. A place where this child…. was LOVED! ❤️

Be still my heart! He was taught how to be resilient! How to do his best in all circumstances! How to contribute all he could… to make a difference in any… and everything he could do!

 In his short life… Just 5 years on this planet..this little kid had morales… and values! Worldly virtues that people much older than himself… just didn’t get!

I believe GOD  -Most Definitely- covered this child… (and protected him), the ENTIRE TIME HE WAS LOST!!!

He gave his little soul a tremendous gift of DISCERNMENT!!! This little fellow ~instinctively~ knew who to go to… who to trust… and for just how LONG to trust them! He knew WHEN to run… WHERE to hide… and WHO to communicate with… ((( HOW and WHEN!!! )))

Although this planet can seem like a lonely… and scary place sometime…. This movies is a reminder to us all… that THERE ARE GOOD PEOPLE in the WORLD!!! 🌏

It is all SIMPLY AMAZING!!!! You must see this film!!! Your spirit…Your resolve to understand the human experience… will be all the richer! 

We can’t always choose WHAT happens in our lives… but we can choose HOW we respond! 

🙋🏽I HONESTLY BELIEVE…This little boy was guided… and covered by the LOVE of GOD 🙏🏽!!! ***No doubt in my mind!!!!!!***

If you are not a spiritual person… or person of FAITH! This kind of film helps you see the LIGHT!!! 💡You’ll understand… there are greater powers dispatched for our protection! 

Powers that will ultimately GET US… to where we should be…. and with WHO!!!! 

Guardian Angels… are on duty! 

I believe in FIGHTING ANGELS … who go before us… knocking down barriers… and blockades… They make crooked places straight! Angels of MERCY & GRACE… who soften the hearts of others… & help them with patience, understanding & forgiveness! Angels of  WISDOM… who HELP us make sound decisions… Angels of LOVE… ANGELS of PROTECTION!

Closing my eyes… 😌and hearing the tune…🎶”AMAZING GRACE…”🎶

🎵”I once… was lost… but now.. I’m found…. was blind… but now… I see….”🎶

Wowwww!!!!!!! My soul ~definitely~ has more clarity now… after writing this!!! 


Little Sunny Pawar is absolutely wonderful in this film as little Saroo!!! He had no acting background… or English speaking skills… when he auditioned for this role… at the age of 5! Bravo “little lion!!!!!”  🦁


Dev Patel is such….an intriguing actor! He captures the essence of the older.. and more mature Saroo…with such a gentle strength… and dignity!  I hung on his every word… as he discussed getting into character for his role… at a recent screening of the film…🎥 He also shared how the films director… constantly challenged him as an actor… digging down deep into his character..Dignity! & a quiet Strength! Two very important elements… that created a powerful human being… who can be applauded and appreciated for his journey! 

The actor, Dev Patel has a beautiful spirit… that will tug at your heart through the screen.

He also has a “brilliant” smile… that lights up any scene! His smile is comforting to you… a reminder… that everything will be ok… A gifted actor… with wonderful natural instincts… I predict wonderful things in his bright future! 😃

Nicole Kidman has such empathy… and grace in this role! A woman filled with so much goodness and compassion! This is her specialty!!! You’ll love her honest portrayal of Sue Brierly! The REAL LIFE adoptive mother of Saroo! Nicole has earned my admiration and respect for many years now… I applaud her effort to choose the roles that allow her to showcase her strongest assets! 

David Wenham does a wonderful job as the patient… and devoted adopted father as well…

Kudos to Rooney Mara... as the romantic interest in Saroo’s life! Her understanding… care and concern played a vital role in him working through his “self discovery process” as well… Rooney has so much power in her expressions… Her body language is a powerful tool in the interpretation of her characters…


The film…directed by Garth Davis… written by Luke Davies is pure GENIUS!!! ( You did extremely FINE WORK gentlemen!) This is a phenomenal film!

“Lion” is based on a TRUE STORY… the non fiction book… “A Long Way Home…” by Saroo Brierly… keep in mind… All this took place… just a few years ago… Every moment… is absolutely 

~ AMAZING!!!~

Don’t miss this one!!!

-Evette Dabney


-Evette Dabney, Founder, CEO of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions 

http://www.sparkle-e.com 💎
You can follow Evette on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM & YOUTUBE @evettedabney 

Evette is an EMMY nominated TV news talent…available for free-lance writing, hosting, theatrical roles and voice-over work. 

For Bookings/Auditions– Contact via e-mail information included at http://www.sparkle-e.com or at ceo.sparkle.e@gmail.com

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