For many of my friends who have kids, specifically girls, the fact that I finally saw Frozen on Christmas day is probably blowing their minds right now. I was blessed with the DVD as a gift earlier that morning and decided to spend the evening watching the movie with my mom. We both thoroughly enjoyed the movie.
Of course I saw many lessons within the movie. One of my favorite characters was Olaf. Who wouldn’t want a lovable snowman like that around all the time? My favorite line from the movie is when Anna is desperately trying to get Elsa to come out of her room and play with her. She says into the keyhole “do you want to build a snowman?”. I definitely identified with Elsa. She is the older sister who does what she is told and does everything she can to protect Anna. Even to the point of ignoring her for years and unfortunately running away when her secret is revealed. I love that Anna goes on an adventure to find her and bring her back to their home. So many funny moments during that adventure.
I am a huge fan of the song “Let it Go” thanks to the group Pentatonix. They did an a cappella version of the song on their Christmas album this year. The only words I knew to the song before listening to their album was “Let it Go”. I know, I should have listened to the song well before I bought the album a month ago. There is one line in the song that makes me laugh when I hear it,”the cold never bothered me anyway”. Great line but every time I hear it, I think “the cold always bothers me”. 🙂
A lesson from the song: Even though I am not the oldest in my family, I take on the role of the oldest in many ways. (This is one more example of what life is like living with a sibling with a disability that is older than you.) I need to keep the song in the back of my head all the time because I try to shoulder many burdens that are not mine to shoulder. Especially with my family. I care, deeply, with everything in me about what my family goes through. I guess some would say I care too much. Each day I am learning what burdens I should carry and what burdens need to be let go. I can not fix everything. The stress of shouldering many burdens will just cause more exhaustion. I’m so thankful I am a runner! Every time I run I get much needed “therapy”.
The overall lesson for the movie is that an act of true love can melt a cold heart. What a powerful lesson. I have seen this in action many times over. If you have not seen the movie, go rent it. Or buy it for that matter you may want to watch it a few times.
Have you seen the movie? What lessons did you take away from it? Do you like the song “Let it Go”?