Monday, March 2, 2015

List: Life Lessons From Children's Movies.

Lots of Mushy and I’s quality time together is spent indulging in the classic movies I grew up with.
Surprisingly, these do not make me feel old, instead they feel like visiting old friends.
We sing, dance, and even act out certain scenes while watching them.
My favorite thing to do is act dramatically surprised with Mushy every time something juicy happens.  
Now that I’m older, I can look past the childish attractions and really see the morals of the stories.
Many of my most important childhood lessons were learned through children’s movies.
I will reinforce these valuable life lessons to my Mushy to help her grow into the best she can be.
You see that light bulb over my head?  That’s right!  Jax had an epiphany!

Famous Children’s Movie Quotes That Stuck With Me

1.  Cinderella
“Even miracles take a little time.”
This famous quote the Fairy Godmother is pinned onto my cubicle wall for a daily reminder to myself.

2.  Kung Fu Panda
“One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.
I saw this movie right after my high school sweetheart and I broke up.  This quote has haunted me since.

3.  The Little Mermaid
“Listen to me. The human world is a mess.
For a crab, this is pretty wise!  We should all take a hint from Sebastian and clean up.

4.  Thumbelina
“Don’t ever wish to be anything but what you are.”
Being as tiny as I am, I took Thumbelina’s mother’s advice on being little to heart!

5.  Aladdin
“Tell me, princess, now when did you last let your heart decide?”
If we all listened to our heart, we’d be real happy!  Now, tell me, are you singing the song?

6.  Beauty and the Beast
“People think I’m odd.  So I know how it feels to be different.  And I know how lonely that can be.”
Madre used this quote to help us befriend everybody no matter their differences.

7.  Rio
“Never send a monkey to do a bird’s job.”
I find myself constantly saying this line to a certain somebody.  In jest, people, in jest!

8.  Winnie The Pooh
“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
That’s real profound for a stuffed bear, Pooh!

9.  Snow White
“Remember, you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine.”
Nanny loves to tell her grandchildren (and now great-grandchildren) this famous Disney line.

10.  A Bug’s Life
“Together, even the smallest can achieve the greatest goal.”
If Mushy stopped slapping the TV and screaming “BUG!”, she may hear this valuable life lesson.

What are your favorite lessons learned through children’s movies?


  1. Wizard Of Oz- "There's No Place Like Home". Now if I could just find me a pair of those magical ruby slippers to get rid of all the wicked witches in my life and click my heels every time I wanted to go home I would be in business baby!

  2. I never send monkeys to do birds jobs either... I send penguins and possums...

    1. Aww, I love the penguins, but I'm not so sure how I feel about the possums. hahaha

  3. "Ah, yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, we can either run from it...or learn from it." -Rafiki from The Lion King

    "There is light even in the darkest of places, if one only remembers to turn on the light."
    -Professor Dumbledore from Harry Potter

    Those two quotes helped me through a lot of hard times.

    1. I love the Dumbledore line!! I'm a HUGE Harry Potter fan, and this really is a great one. I can't believe I left it out of my list!!

  4. haha everyone should take lessons from the crab, he always had catchy songs. You never know what a little bippity boppity boo can do.

    1. Look at you, Pat!! You're a total Sebastian fan and I didn't even know it!! I was waiting for you to bust out a line from the Aristocrats!! My brother and I used to crack up at the old man in that movie.

    2. The aristocats was okay, but not a favorite. The crab sure is fun.

    3. I loved the butler and the old man. They totally made us giggle. The toad from Thumbelina was the funnest to imitate though. haha

  5. So true! I love're never too old for a kid's movie! Good lessons that we adults need to revisit because it seems we forget!

    1. Definitely not! I really enjoy them, especially the classics. :)

  6. Oh my gosh I absolutely love this!! All of them seriously!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

    1. lol!!! Me, you, and Mushy.. haha

  7. “You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.” – Gusteau, Ratatouille

  8. How wonderful. These are some pretty amazing quotes. Very powerful and worth remembering.

  9. You are smart and very aware of your feelings about these quotes. Very smart to see the real meanings of these words.
    Have a blessed week, dear Jax.
    xo bj

    1. Yes, they are wonderful quotes. Thank you for the kind words! xo

  10. Aw, so cute and I'm glad you found the good messages there!! Sometimes I watch like Cinderella and I'm like man, this movie is actually pretty insane with this tortured girl servant. I like the little mermaid one! Very well said.

    1. Seriously!! If Cinderella was around in modern day life, her step mom would totally get arrested!!! haha

  11. Haha, I love these- they definitely still hold true and bring back some childhood memories!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    1. Yes, they do!! I love it too. :)

  12. You've left out The Jungle Book, Miss Jax!

    "I'm gone, man. Solid gone."

  13. I think this is my fav one “One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it"... It makes me feel better about seemingly going in the wrong direction in life all the time.


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