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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Life Lessons from Frozen

It's really no secret that I love Disney movies. I grew up on the classics like Cinderella, Belle, Ariel, and Jasmine. Nothing has changed either now that I'm older and married--whenever I have the chance to watch the princess movies, I do. 

So it's absolutely no surprise that when the hubs and I went to the theater to watch Frozen, I fell in love with the entire experience! And I wasn't the only one. The hubs also loved it which is always a good sign, as did all of my bloggy pals who went to see it. Anna and Elsa pretty much take the award for best Disney princesses because of their spunk and humor. I just love the whole movie to pieces.....which is why I thought it would be a great idea to share some life lessons from the movie.

*If you haven't watched Frozen yet, well first off shame on you and second I'm sorry in advance for the spoilers.*

1) The first guy isn't always the right guy.
Anna pretty much thought Hans was "the One". He had the looks and the charm, he found Anna's clumsiness endearing....heck he even belted out a song that ended with a proposal--Hans pretty much was the textbook fairytale Prince Charming. Only he wasn't. Note to self, boys and girls, sometimes your first love will not be your forever love (although hopefully he also doesn't have plans to kill you and your sister and assume control of your kingdom either). 
2) Fear is one of the most dangerous human emotions.
Almost everything Elsa did was caused by fear. Fear brings isolation from those we love more often and that is exactly what sets up the relationship between Frozen's two sisters. Elsa isolated herself from her sister Anna because she was afraid of hurting her when in reality Anna suffered more because they were separated. The ice storm, Anna's near-death experience--all caused by Elsa's fear. That's why I love the song 'Let It Go' so much because really it's all about how Elsa is letting go of the fear of other's rejection and embracing the gift she has. It's a powerful scene because everyone has fears in their lives and all of us can, like Elsa, can succeed against them. 
3) Love often comes when you least expect it.
Always trust the big burly guys who are best friends with their pet reindeer--they are most likely to go on adventures with you. Anna and Kristoff seem to be polar opposites at first but somehow in between their lively banter, running away from giant snow monsters, and Anna's near brush with death, they find that they've fallen in love. Sometimes love isn't all fireworks and silly sappy songs, most of the time love comes from the little things.
4) Never doubt the wisdom of snowmen.
Olaf the snowman is pretty much one of the best characters in the movie. He's positive, insanely adorable, has a carrot nose that is always in danger of getting eaten by a reindeer, and gives some killer love advice. We all would love to have an Olaf in our lives. That little snowman is a gem. He's pretty much just a big ball of love wrapped up in snow. 
5) Only true love can thaw a frozen heart.
This is probably my favorite lesson from the movie--in almost every princess film, the romance between the gal and the guy always gets center stage. Their true love for each other is what saves them, but not in Frozen. It's not Kristoff's kiss that saves Anna from dying. Instead it's Anna's selfless act of love in saving her sister from Hans that thaws both of their hearts. True love isn't really a feeling--true love, like Olaf told Anna, is putting someone else first no matter what the cost to you. True love can bring healing and there is just so much healing going on in the last part of the movie. Anna and Elsa finally become true sisters again, Elsa learns to use love to control her ice powers, and the people of Arendelle learn not to fear something they don't understand. Frozen's happy ending is completely a result of love! 

Have you watched Frozen? What part of the movie touched you the most? 


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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Life Lessons from Frozen

It's really no secret that I love Disney movies. I grew up on the classics like Cinderella, Belle, Ariel, and Jasmine. Nothing has changed either now that I'm older and married--whenever I have the chance to watch the princess movies, I do. 

So it's absolutely no surprise that when the hubs and I went to the theater to watch Frozen, I fell in love with the entire experience! And I wasn't the only one. The hubs also loved it which is always a good sign, as did all of my bloggy pals who went to see it. Anna and Elsa pretty much take the award for best Disney princesses because of their spunk and humor. I just love the whole movie to pieces.....which is why I thought it would be a great idea to share some life lessons from the movie.

*If you haven't watched Frozen yet, well first off shame on you and second I'm sorry in advance for the spoilers.*

1) The first guy isn't always the right guy.
Anna pretty much thought Hans was "the One". He had the looks and the charm, he found Anna's clumsiness endearing....heck he even belted out a song that ended with a proposal--Hans pretty much was the textbook fairytale Prince Charming. Only he wasn't. Note to self, boys and girls, sometimes your first love will not be your forever love (although hopefully he also doesn't have plans to kill you and your sister and assume control of your kingdom either). 
2) Fear is one of the most dangerous human emotions.
Almost everything Elsa did was caused by fear. Fear brings isolation from those we love more often and that is exactly what sets up the relationship between Frozen's two sisters. Elsa isolated herself from her sister Anna because she was afraid of hurting her when in reality Anna suffered more because they were separated. The ice storm, Anna's near-death experience--all caused by Elsa's fear. That's why I love the song 'Let It Go' so much because really it's all about how Elsa is letting go of the fear of other's rejection and embracing the gift she has. It's a powerful scene because everyone has fears in their lives and all of us can, like Elsa, can succeed against them. 
3) Love often comes when you least expect it.
Always trust the big burly guys who are best friends with their pet reindeer--they are most likely to go on adventures with you. Anna and Kristoff seem to be polar opposites at first but somehow in between their lively banter, running away from giant snow monsters, and Anna's near brush with death, they find that they've fallen in love. Sometimes love isn't all fireworks and silly sappy songs, most of the time love comes from the little things.
4) Never doubt the wisdom of snowmen.
Olaf the snowman is pretty much one of the best characters in the movie. He's positive, insanely adorable, has a carrot nose that is always in danger of getting eaten by a reindeer, and gives some killer love advice. We all would love to have an Olaf in our lives. That little snowman is a gem. He's pretty much just a big ball of love wrapped up in snow. 
5) Only true love can thaw a frozen heart.
This is probably my favorite lesson from the movie--in almost every princess film, the romance between the gal and the guy always gets center stage. Their true love for each other is what saves them, but not in Frozen. It's not Kristoff's kiss that saves Anna from dying. Instead it's Anna's selfless act of love in saving her sister from Hans that thaws both of their hearts. True love isn't really a feeling--true love, like Olaf told Anna, is putting someone else first no matter what the cost to you. True love can bring healing and there is just so much healing going on in the last part of the movie. Anna and Elsa finally become true sisters again, Elsa learns to use love to control her ice powers, and the people of Arendelle learn not to fear something they don't understand. Frozen's happy ending is completely a result of love! 

Have you watched Frozen? What part of the movie touched you the most? 


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