Wednesday, March 25, 2015

3 Things I Learned From Cinderella

Over the last weekend, my sister in law invited my sister and I to go to Cinderella with her, so of course I went. It was a much needed break! When I heard this movie was coming out, I thought it would be a fun one to see but figured it would be later on when I could rent it or borrow it and watch it at home. I am so glad I didn't wait. This was by far my favorite version of Cinderella. It stuck to the original Disney story, but it taught so much that the original didn't.

Have courage. At a young age, Ella looses her mother, her dad remarries and shortly after dies. She's left alone to face her horrible step mother and step sisters. People who treat her like dirt. After living like that for a while, an old friend asks her why she sticks around. Why would you stay? She says because her parents loved the house, that there had been so many good memories and she was going to stay and love the house for them now. She wasn't going to let rude people drive her away from her beautiful memories with her parents.
She wont let the evils in her life change her into someone else. She remains kind and brave. She sticks to things that her parents had taught her before. She has courage to be kind to those who are not kind to her. And she won't abandon her beliefs.

"Where there is kindness, there is goodness, and where there is goodness, there is magic." Being good to people, even though they might treat you badly. You can change a lot of things with kindness. And even if you can't change people, kindness is admired and noticed. Good always wins in the end. And Ella, or Cinderella, definitely wins through her kindness in the end. Even though she wasn't born a princess, she has next to nothing and she is treated as a servant, she is kind and the prince notices how lovely she is through that.

"Have faith in your dreams", this is a line in the main song A Dream Is A Wish. No matter what kind of set backs we may have, if we have faith, our dreams will come true.
God wants what is best for us. And sometimes we think we know what's best at the time, but God knows better. If we do what God would have us do. If we treat people the way He would, if we believe He will guide us and if we follow Him, He will lead us to our dreams.

If you haven't gone to see it yet, GO! It was cute, and funny, and touching. The actors did amazing in it. Helen Bonham Carter as the fairy godmother was perfect! Every one in it was perfect. I'm thinking about taking Jay when it goes to the dollar theater. I just don't know how well she will sit through it.

Is there a movie that has taught you a lot? 

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