-----to let things
-----you cannot control
I have several children and grandchildren who love Disney. We watch all things Disney in our home and probably own most of the movies. The favorite this year has been the movie "Frozen". Now, I have to tell you, that you have never seen the movie frozen until you have sat in a living room full of children all singing at the top their lungs (and just slightly off key), the words to the song "Let It Go". I have grown to love it and it always makes me laugh.
The message to the song is interesting. I think that it is partly about pretending to be something you are not, and also about leaving everything behind. Nether one of those things works for any of us. We all have things in our lives that we wish didn't happen. We all wish would could "let it go". Unfortunately, it never completely goes away. We learn to move on, we learn to not dwell on it. We hopefully learn the lesson that we needed. When we try too hard to pretend to be what we are not, eventually, we are going to not be able to keep it in. Something has got to give, and usually, that something is us.
There can be so much hurt in our lives, but there can also be so much sharing and giving and loving, if we will only open our hearts and let it in. For me, that is the message of frozen, not to let it go, but to let it in.