Have you ever noticed how kids' movies take a different meaning when you watch them with ''an adult perspective''?
As I was watching The Little Prince, I felt like the whole story was meant to remind parents/adults of a few basics. And here is what I learned from this movie...
1- LEAVE ROOM FOR THE UNEXPECTED
➡️ Life is full of those ''unexpected moments''. Don't schedule yourself too tight, not leaving room for those unexpected life events. Give yourself some ''free'' room in your schedule, so you don't feel stressed when something unexpected comes up.
2- TAKE TIME TO PLAY
➡️ It's not because we are grown-ups that it means we should spend all of our time working, cleaning, organizing... Take time for yourself. Take time to enjoy what you like. Most of all, take time to play with your kids. They will remember that.
3- DO NOT JUDGE BASED ON APPEARANCES
➡️ What you see, might not be what truly is going on! You might see someone struggling, but in fact, it might be someone's achieving their biggest wins. Life is different for everyone. We all take different roads. We are different and react to life differently. Instead of judging, take the time to know the person... you might be surprised!
4- BE KIND AND LOVING
➡️ You never know what someone might be going through. The person you judge might be battling something. Be that person who listens, cares and who is kind. We need more ppl like that in this world!
5- FOLLOW YOUR GUT + DREAMS
➡️ It's just as simple as that! Follow your instincts. Go after your dreams! Scared? Uh, yea! New and unknown is scary. But you know what is worse? ... Waking up one day with regret! There are no negative experiences... only life lessons!
6- IT'S OK NOT TO ALWAYS UNDERSTAND
➡️ Things might happen in your life. You might be wondering why and just not get it, but that's ok! We can't understand everything. You have to trust the process.
7- IT'S OK TO BE SCARED
➡️ Life is scary. New dreams are scary. New ventures are scary. The unknown is scary. We are all scared at some point and it's ok. Do you know why? Being scared means that you are being challenged. It means you are stepping out of your comfort zone and that... THAT'S GOOD!
Surround yourself with ppl who love and believe in you... I promise you that those scary moments will be less scary.