Everything I know about life…. I learned from a Disney film.
When I fell pregnant, one of my first thoughts was that I would no longer need to find an excuse to watch Disney movies. Winning.
Because I have always had an immense love of all things Disney. And when I say love, I mean I am borderline obsessed – and at 28, it looks like I won’t be growing out of that obsession any time soon.
And in all the Disney movies I’ve watched (and there are many) there’s a few really strong messages that continue to hit home even as an adult. Messages like:
1. Up: Sometimes the journey doesn’t go to plan but it’s what you learn along the way that counts.
Most of us have a destination in mind for ourselves. But many of us find that when we eventually make it there, it wasn’t reaching the destination that made us a success; it was surviving the journey.
Also – That annoying friend you have really does mean well.
2. Toy Story: Friends can come from anywhere and in all shapes and sizes.
Sometimes when you least it expect it, your new best friend will just show up in your life. You might not plan for it, and you might not even want it, but before too long, you can’t imagine life without them.
Also – Nothing will ever be more impressive than a puppy for a present.
3. The Incredibles: All families are weird and wonderful and that’s okay.
Every family has something wacky about it. And sometimes your family will drive you nuts – but ultimately you know that they are the ones who will accept you for who you really are and love you unconditionally.
Also – Everyone needs one go-to outfit.
Just as an FYI, this post is sponsored by Woolworths. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100 per cent authentic and written in their own words.
4. Cars: Dream big.
When someone tells you that you can’t do something, the best thing you can do is prove them wrong. Hard work and determination go a long way in this world, and you can do anything you want to when you set your mind to it.