A few weeks ago, I took the boys to see the movie, Frozen.
First, I’ll confess that I LOVE Disney movies. The Lion King is my #1 favorite.
Secondly, I love how the movie incorporates lessons for kids and adults through the characters.
I learned two important life lessons from this movie. One is from Olaf, the other is from Elsa.
It makes sense to talk about Olaf first.
If you haven’t see the movie – I won’t spoil it for you – but here’s a summary on the character of Olaf from http://movies.disney.com/frozen/characters/olaf
He’s Olaf (voice of Josh Gad) and he likes warm hugs. Sprung from Elsa’s magical powers, Olaf is by far the friendliest snowman to walk the mountains above Arendelle. His innocence, outgoing personality and uncanny ability to disassemble himself at good and not-so-good times lead to some awkward, albeit laughable moments. He may also have the world’s most impossible dream, but what he doesn’t know won’t melt him—or will it?
Olaf has a dream – to be a snowman in summer. His enthusiasm for this dream is one of exuberant optimism.
When was the last time you were exuberantly optimistic about YOUR dream?
Olaf really, truly, honestly believes it will come true.
He imagines it coming true – he sees it happening in his mind – he just KNOWS that one day, it will come true.
So, what’s the life lesson here?
We ought to be just like Olaf when pursuing our own dreams. Yes, we should.
Maybe you are too afraid to be optimistic? Do it anyway.
Maybe you can’t let yourself get to a place to be exuberantly optimistic? Do it anyway.
Have you ever thought about how you will FEEL when your dream comes true? Go ahead, think about it.
Have you thought about WHEN your dream will come true, WHO will be with you? Who will help you? Do it.
After you are done thinking and imagining, write it down. Oh, I know that’s a scary task – because THEN that makes the dream really REAL.
Do it anyway. It’s YOUR dream.
Here’s a little song from Olaf for your inspiration