I've once again fallen behind on my 30 Day Writing Challenge, but I believe my birthday weekend was a good enough excuse and I'll do my best to catch up on the challenge!
So, my beliefs...personally I don't want to make this post into anything serious; I know I could talk about gender equality, LGBT rights and my moral compass but that seems all too serious, so I've decided to make my late day 18 post about the beliefs Disney has given me...
I believe in Prince Charming & a happily ever after.
'And they lived happily ever after...'
I believe that lying doesn't lead to good things.
'a lie keeps growing and growing until it's as plain as the nose on your face' - Pinocchio
I believe in myself & not giving up.
'Always let your conscience be your guide' - Pinocchio
'Just keep swimming' - Finding Nemo
'If you must love someone, may I suggest you love yourself!' - Beauty and the Beast, Enchanted Christmas
I believe in facing your demons and looking towards the future, not regretting the past.
'The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it' - The Lion King
I believe that everything takes time and effort, nothing comes easy.
'Even miracles take a little time' - Cinderella
'Sometimes the right path is not the easiest' - Pocahontas
I believe in following your dreams & always having hope.
'You don't lose hope, love. If you do, you lose everything' - Beauty and the Beast
'All our dreams come true, if we have the courage to pursue them' - Walt Disney
I believe it's important not to judge something/one before understanding it/them.
'We don't like what we don't understand, in fact it scares us, and this monster is mysterious at least...' - Beauty and the Beast
I believe that love is...
...waiting - The Little Mermaid
...sacrifice - Pocahontus
...giving up fear and finding courage - Hercules
...looking past the flaws - Beauty and the Beast
...telling the truth - The Lion King
...believing in each others dreams - The Princess and the Frog
'Love doesn't have to be perfect, it just needs to be true' - Beauty and the Beast
Love looks beyond class and status - Aladdin
Love changes you for the better - Tangled
'We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly' - Up
Now I know many people believe Disney taught us all sorts of negative things too, about the expectations of males and females, the pressure to look good, and many discussions on the lack of representation of same gender couples, gender equality and so on...but honestly, when you're a kid it all flies straight over your head. You only start to pick up, and truly understand, all the messages Disney sends when you get older, look at all the adult humour for example. So as I said, this is a light hearted post, filled with positivity!
There is of course many other things I believe in, but I believe this quote should be remembered by many:
What did Disney teach you?