Saturday, January 9, 2010

Be Happy

I took my daughter to see "The Princess and the Frog" this afternoon. I'm not always a fan of Disney movies but she's been bugging me to see it and my husband and son were gone for the day, so thought we would check it out.

Tiana, the Princess, was missing out on much of her youth as she worked hard to fulfill her dream of opening a restaurant as her father had wanted before he died. The Prince, on the other hand, just wanted to have a good time. Typical hard-worker character meets carefree character and everyone is challenged to re-think their priorities.

Somewhat of a cliche, but I think worth thinking about. The problem is in the extremes. Spend all of your time on work, you are not going to be happy. But you also won't be happy if you don't have any focus in your life. In the end the Princess found happiness with the Prince, realizing that loving someone was more important than owning a restaurant. But, she also got the restaurant too. (Sorry for the spoiler if you haven't seen the movie yet, but really, did you expect different for a kids movie?).