Frozen branches
If you are total DFF (a.k.a. Disney Film Fanatic) like me, then you totally understand the millions of people around the world who continuously rise up and sing every time the song, “Let it Go” from the movie Frozen begins. The reason that people from ages seven to seventy-seven have been so touched by this song, is because of the message of letting go and starting anew, that resonates from every note being sung. Personally, I love this song (and the movie) and what makes me like it even more is how it’s a fun reminder to all the members of the audience (young and old) about the art of letting go. Also it gives a great testimonial to the power of moving on and living in the moment.

Speaking of which, over the years I’ve had my fair share of moments, especially embarrassing ones. From walking right into a pole, to falling off my bench in the middle of my lunchroom! I’ve had so many cringe worthy mishaps, that I can’t even remember most of them. While yes, some of you reading of this will be thinking, “Well, that’s not so bad! I’ve done much worse!” I know that at that point in time I was completely mortified and totally wished that I could disappear.

Yet, in retrospect, I’ve realized that you have to take the good with the bad. Strangely enough, from every unfortunate mishap that I have endured, came a lot of fun moments as well. After my tumble off the bench, I managed to laugh it off  and even make some new friends! This what I think makes the ability to master the art of letting go so important. If I had decided to run away and hide from my lunch mates, I might’ve developed some irrational fear of lunch tables and eat my lunch in the washroom stall like Cady Heron from Mean Girls! Instead, I embraced what had happened and didn’t dwell on the past, but seized the moment which ultimately gave me a better future! (Let’s just say, I can handle awkward/embarrassing moments way better thanks to this experience!)

Letting go of something can mean many things for many different people. Whether, it’s letting go of all fears like Queen Elsa, of a nasty habit or of a bad relationship, one similarity is that whatever you are deciding to let go of  is usually for the best.  I find that most of the time, the things that we let go of are the things that are holding us back. Then once we manage to let loose and unburden ourselves, we are finally able to spring forward towards bigger and brighter things. For example, as the character Elsa (voiced by Indina Menzel) sings in the song,

“ It's funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small

And the fears that once controlled me

Can't get to me at all”
This helps explain that after taking you take a step back and re-examine your life and all of the things and/or people that you had to let go of, how silly your worries and doubts about leaving them behind were. Yes, I understand that it can be tough and even maybe a wee bit scary, but just picture yourself and where you want to be once you’ve rid yourself of all the unnecessary baggage. After having found the strength to let go, you’re set to go be totally awesome or do something absolutely fabulous. You can move on in your life, fully armed with a ton of past experiences and knowledge to guide you and good friends (since you’ve let go of all the bad ones) to keep you on track.

So tell me, have you seen the movie Frozen and what lessons have you learned from the film? Also what embarrassing moments have you had in the past or people/moments that you’ve had to let go of?