Frozen! What an amazing movie. The first time I watched it, I thought it was pretty wonderful; but the more I watch it, the more I like it! You know a movie is good when you are willing to pay to see it on the big screen after you already own it. ~smile~ (My sweet sister-in-law bought it for me when it came out and we also saw it in our dollar theater.)
If you have not seen it, I would encourage you to watch it at least once. Some people did not love it as much as I did, but that’s okay. Everyone can’t have great taste in movies. ~wink~
Perhaps what makes this movie so incredible is the music! Kids everywhere have been bugging their parents to listen to songs from the movie. YouTube has been working hard to keep little people everywhere singing Let it Go, Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?, In Summer, and Love is an Open Door just to name a few. Frozen has so many relationship themes, I could probably write about it for a month, but I’ll restrain myself!
All My Life Has Been a Series of Doors in My Face, and then Suddenly I Bump into You…
One of my favorite songs from the film is Love is an Open Door. I just love what that means. Although I silently shrieked in horror when she accepted a marriage proposal so quickly, I couldn’t help but love the idea that she was no longer bored and alone in a big castle. Seems like she turned out pretty well considering she had little opportunity to develop social skills. ~smile~
Love is an Open Door… Love is an Open Door… Life Can be So Much More With You!
When you really think about it, is love not an open door? Opening up your heart, your mind, and your very will to someone else? Think about someone you love slamming a door in your face. What does that communicate? Disgust, neglect, disinterest, anger, or annoyance – but not love. When someone says “I love you” but shuts you out, it is almost impossible to believe their declaration. If you love me, why do you shut me out?
Sometimes, we push our loved ones away when we are grieving, stressed, or trying to collect our thoughts; yet, generally speaking, love is an open door. If you are dating someone who claims to love you but is always keeping you at arm’s length, not sharing details about his or her life, and maintaining a wall around his or her heart, be wary. Try to get to the bottom of why there is such a divide. If he or she will not work at breaking down the walls, don’t allow yourself to stay and continue to be hurt. You don’t want to marry someone who has a habit of shutting you out. Connection in marriage is so important and it does not happen through closed emotional doors.
Say Goodbye to the Pain of the Past. We Don’t Have to Feel it Anymore!
Though I think it is too much to expect your future spouse to heal you from all your past hurts, I do think active love has a way of helping us heal from past wounds. Eric’s listening ear and thoughtful remarks have eased my burdens multiple times. Having someone love you, and show you a glimpse of how much God loves you, does rub balm on the heart. And those who love us, encourage us to let go of the pain which continues to haunt us.
If you are dating someone who is interested in helping you heal from your wounds, that is a good sign. However, if he or she is creating more wounds, that is a red flag. We are all human and we will occasionally hurt the ones we love, but when we have good will towards our sweeties, we want to alleviate their pain and not add to it. So, if your boyfriend or girlfriend seems uninterested in your pain, and more than willing to pile more pain on you, he or she is not right for you.
Love is an Open Door is such a feel-good song. Yes, I’m in my thirties, and I still love the songs from this movie! And, I happen to know other ladies who are older than me who love them too! Recently, I bought the soundtrack (something I rarely ever do) and it’s in my car! Eric said we could remain happily married if the CD stayed in my car. ~smile~
These songs will lift your spirits. Give them a listen, or two, or twenty!
What do you think of the idea that “love is an open door”?