Believe it or not, Tinkerbell was the first Disney movie that my girls have ever seen. That’s right, I said it. No Frozen. No Cinderella or Snow White. Although, they adore the princesses and love them all, they have no idea that they are from movies. My husband and I try to monitor what is appropriate for our kids to watch. You may not agree with us, and that’s okay. We all have our own personal convictions when it comes to screen time. My girls are also easily frightened, so we keep that it mind when it comes to movies and TV.
Anyways, enough with my Disney rant.
Tinkerbell has always been a special character to me. In high school, my best friend that I mentioned in my Quiet Girl post, actually use to call me Tinkerbell. I had blonde hair back then and I was known for being a little ditsy (I guess I thought it was cute or something). So, I made sure that the movie was appropriate before we watched it and I was just as excited as the girls.
I was shocked by the fact that I could relate to this silly cartoon.
If you have never seen the movie, I will give you a quick summary of what goes down. Tinkerbell is disappointed that she is a Tinker fairy because Tinker fairies don’t go to the main land like the others. She ends up envying the other fairies and their “talents”. She tries and tries to learn their skills but fails every time. She strives to change who she was created to be. After trying to prove herself, she makes a big mistake that causes big consequences for everyone. Through using her talents, she ends up saving Spring, which leads to her getting a job on the mainland, fixing a toy that ends up being Wendy’s from Peter Pan.
So here are a few points on what I learned from this movie:
Be who you were created to be.
All I could think about while watching this movies is how so often we try to be like others instead of embracing what our Creator has made us to be. Whether it’s style, personality, or occupations, we sometimes tend to want to be like someone else. We want her hair, we want to write like her, and we want a house like hers. It’s in our sinful nature to envy and to always want more than what we have. Like the wise fairy in the movie tells Tinkerbell, “It’s who we are, be proud of it.” Instead of trying so hard to have the talents that other people have, be glad for the talents and capabilities God has already given you.
“Your work is here”.
No matter what season of life that you are going through right now, I want encourage you to simply be present. Instead of always wanting bigger and better things, enjoy today. It’s tempting to constantly look forward to the future and what your are plans are months from now. Be diligent wherever your “here” is. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or you are in the workplace. You are where you are for a reason, so make the most of it.
You have purpose.
Remember that God has a purpose and plan for each of us. We were given the talents that we do have because our Creator knows the bigger picture. He knows the plan for our life and it’s up to us to seek Him so that we can find that purpose. Find the beauty in what God has called you to be. If you are a mama like me, look past the dirty diapers and runny noses, notice the giggles and the little achievements of each day. Success like your child learning to write or finally using the big potty. Celebrate those times and think about how you are important to those little ones.
God created you for a special and unique task.
“A fairy’s work is much more than is might appear.”
Replace fairy’s with mother’s and that is a sentence of truth. Our job is so much more than simply keeping our children fed and clean.
God has given us the right talents to care for our families in a special way. This is your story for your family, focus on your purpose and how you can provide for your family.
Have you ever learned anything from a kids show or movie?
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