Sunday, March 16, 2014
I was watching Disney movies with my husband last night and jokingly posted the bad guy affirmation from Wreck It Ralph. "I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good and that's not bad." I was immediately besieged with calls and texts from friends who had not seen the movie who thought I was feeling down. I had to laugh as I explained several times that It was just a movie quote. One friend kindly put up the rest of the quote, which is probably the more important part of the quote:
There is no one I would rather be than me.
My friends and I toss the quote around quite a lot. We even met Wreck It Ralph and Vanellope at Disney. The movie is fun, but it has a strong message behind it. You can reach whatever goals you set your sights on, but also you have to accept yourself as you are. For those who have not seen it, Wreck It Ralph is a video game bad guy who wants to be the good guy for once. So he ventures into another game. He wins a medal, saves the day, but his original game is almost destroyed. You can't have a game without the bad guy. In the end he accepts that being the bad guy, does not means he is a bad person.
I've really been thinking a lot about the truth behind this. Moving forward is hard if you can't accept where you are starting from, and you can lose yourself along the way. I need to learn to accept who I am now so I can move forward with confidence. I am working toward a healthier happier me, not trying to become someone else. I have beauty and strength within me, I just need to teach myself how to see it. Its OK to reach for the stars, but don't lose sight of the ground.