Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs!

So I was trying to stay away from blogging for the rest of the week because I get too addicted and spend too much time on here, but last night I had a little thought that has been on my mind all day today and so low and behold I wound up on my blog!

Anyways, last night my brothers and I watched the movie, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (which is a fabulous movie by the way). There is a part of this movie that is really touching to me and has been on my mind lately.

Warning! If you have not seen this movie and don't want any of it given away you might want to stop reading now until you have seen it!!!! 

Here is a little synopsis leading up to the scene. In the movie, the main character, Flint Lockwood, is an inventor, well tries to be one. It was one of his dreams since he was little, but all of his crazy inventions seem to be just that- crazy inventions that every laughs at. However, he finally gets one of his inventions to work. A device that turns rain into food. Everyone in the town is pleased with this invention and really like it, and Flint becomes well-liked in his town. Well, after so long the device gets overused so the food comes out mutated and crazy. So, long story short, Flint ends up hiding in a garbage can, with all of his other inventions, to escape his humiliation and the frustration of all the towns people. Anyways, so he is hiding in this garbage can and his dad comes to look for him. When his dad finds him and asks what he is doing, Flint responds that he threw himself away with his inventions because he is junk. And of course his father gives him encouraging words and reassures him that he is not junk.

This may sound cheesy, but I was thinking about this scene and the message that it teaches. How many times in life do we feel like junk when we mess up and make a mistake? I know I am one hundred percent guilty of this! Whenever I mess things up or don't do things the best that I can I often look down on myself and it takes a lot to get myself out of the dumps. I love the visual that this movie gives of that. It just reminded me that Heavenly Father never thinks of us as junk because we are His children, and we should not think of ourselves as junk either! It may be something cheesy to pull from an animated movie, but it is a truth and I am glad that the movie teaches it!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my heck, Stephanie!! I watched that movie for the first time last night with my family and while watching it i thought to myself "Is it weird that I'm finding gospel principles in an animated movie?" hahaha. i'm glad i wasn't alone!!