Thursday, November 22, 2007


I just saw what is my favorite movie this year (so far).

Enchanted. It's a Disney movie about a Disney fantasy animated princess who ends up in real-life New York City. It's a wonderful story with some great twists and wonderful reactions from the real-life people who suddenly come into contact with animated characters. It even manages to have a real "liberated" moment where the princess picks up the sword and does the saving.

Just a great movie that I can't wait to see again. I loved the songs used and I may end up buying the soundtrack.

But even better than an overall great movie, seeing this movie tonight reminded me of something; I get to pursue my dreams. I get to have dreams. I get to have not only one happy ending, but lots of them!

Let me explain. I mentioned a little while back that I had some therapy sessions. One of the things we discovered and realized together was that one of the big reasons for my depressions was the fact that I didn't believe that I could dream. And one of the main goals of our sessions was to help me realize that I could dream, that I can pursue my dreams, and that I get to have many happy endings. I realized that there isn't just one goal post. One target. One dream. Each dream realized is a stepping stone to further dreams.

Enchanted reminded me that it's okay to hope that I fall in love. Yes, a relationship is a lot of work, but I can hope to fall head over heels in love. Of course that isn't to the exclusion of other opportunities, but included in those opportunities.

Enchanted is a movie I would recommend to anyone who has ever liked a Disney movie. I am thankful I saw this movie this evening, so that I could be reminded that I get to have happily ever afters. Plural intended.


julie said...

Glad you enjoyed it! It's on my to-see list, but since I so rarely go to movies, I'll be lucky to see it in the theatre. Hmmm. Maybe I'll go this weekend before my office Christmas party.

Yeah for plural happy endings!

julie said...

I saw it last night with a friend, and I really enjoyed it! It was just good, light-hearted fun. I would have gone for Patrick Dempsey, too. :)