I did a few searches through my Playlist for this week’s theme. I wanted a song that was a positive motivator that helped me or inspired me in some way. Then my daughter turned on her own playlist and started up a song that has been on a loop for the entire Holiday Season.
We went to see the Disney Movie Frozen for my 5 year old’s Birthday and ever since (actually before because the song and video had been playing on the Disney Channel for weeks) we have heard this song non-stop. I always knew the story behind it was that the older sister, Elsa, was finally done with hiding behind closed doors because of her gift (or what she was taught was a burden). At this point in the film she was determined to simply ‘Let It Go’ and be herself.
I don’t want to spoil any of the movie for anyone who hasn’t seen it but trust me it is a great movie and definitely worth the price of a ticket and I know it will be added to our Disney DVD Collection ASAP…
Don’t let them in, don’t let them see,
Be the good girl you always had to be.
Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know.
Well now they know.
This song motivates me, because once I truly listened to the lyrics I realized that it held a message. Hiding who you truly are no matter what others may feel about it is never ok. It burdens you and forces you to feel as if you are less than somehow. To ‘Let It Go’ I feel the IT is the restrictions that others place on you…even as an adult I had to come to a place where I no longer allowed other’s perceptions of me to hold me back.
As a teenager, I often felt I had to be a ‘good girl’ …the preacher’s kid the one who couldn’t make any mistakes or slip up. When I finally understood that I had to live for ME and not her or any of those around me I felt the same freedom expressed in this song. I had to learn how to ‘Let It Go’…