1. “The heart is not so easily changed… But the head, it can be persuaded.”
When Elsa strikes her sister’s head at the beginning of the movie, the old troll has some wise words of advice. He is not just talking about fixing a frozen head or heart, but giving us a metaphor about how we should always be true to our hearts. Listen to your heart. “Your heart is not so easily changed”. It will always tell you the truth. The heart is the home to all your beliefs and true values. Your head, your rationale, your thoughts, those can be “persuaded”, impacted by others, by life, be fears, and so many other things. When you need an answer, connect with yourself and listen and follow your heart!
2. “Conceal it, don’t feel it, don’t let it show.”
“Let it go, let it go, don’t hold it back anymore”
3. The Troll Song – “Fixer Upper”
4. “Only an act of true love can thaw a frozen heart”
5. “Some people are worth melting for”
6. “Love is putting someone else’s needs before our own”
Frozen is one of the first movies that begins to break the Disney Prince Charming fairy tale. At the end, you see that Hans didn’t not love Anna and just wanted to use her. Sadly, sometimes these things can happen. It is Olaf that shows Anna the meaning of true love when he tells her that “love is putting other people’s needs in front of or own”. Even though Kristoff did not want to leave Anna by herself without knowing she was ok, he did, because he thought that’s what Anna needed – to go back to Hans so he could thaw her frozen heart. Dear daughter, like I said before, neglecting yourself is never the answer. But when you love someone, there are times when you will want to do something for them because you know that’s what they need. And there should be times that they will do the same for you. Love should always make you feel special, treasured, and cared for. It should make you happy, smile, and excited about tomorrow.
7. “You sacrificed yourself for me?”
“I love you.”
The end of the movie epitomizes all the lessons we have learned throughout the movie but also brings out an important topic – sibling love! L, you are about to become a big sister and I want you to know that whatever happens you and your brother should always have each others back. You are here today because you have parents that wanted you, loved you, and wanted you to have a partner in crime for life. Always remember that and always remember that siblings are love.
Anna was willing to turn her back on Kristoff to save her sister. She thought Kristoff was the true love that would thaw her heart and save her, but still she decided to protect Elsa. That was the act of true love. The love that thawed the frozen heart. Both Anna’s heart, but also Elsa’s, who then realized that love was the only thing she needed to control her powers. Her fear and anger made her powers uncontrollable, but with love she could use them to bring joy to others. And it was her little sister who taught her that big lesson. That right there, is magical!
And there you have it. Amazing how one Disney movie can bring so much wisdom on love and life. At least that’s what your mommy’s eyes and lenses saw. Maybe one day when you are older we can watch it again and you can tell me what you think the lessons are. Whatever you do see, whatever you learn from my view, my main hope is that your heart can continue to be filled with the same love and happiness it is today, all the days of your life!
I love you, my Frozen princess!