When my children were growing up I used to tell them a mistake is only a mistake if you don’t learn something from it. All the rest are learning experiences.
I absolutely love the movie Meet The Robinsons. Even though it is a Disney animated film, it’s message is for all ages. The main Character Lewis sees his life as one mistake after another and finally hits rock bottom declaring “I have no future”. Then he meets the Robinsons who teach him that it is through our mistakes that we learn and progress becoming better and better with every learning experience we have. There motto is Just Keep Moving Forward. At the end of the movie he is reborn so to speak with this new-found knowledge. He adopts the motto Keep Moving Forward and learns to push on joyfully through his mistakes until he finds success after much trial and error. I believe this is a wonderful message for all of us. I own the movie and have watched it many times to keep reminding myself of this wonderful principle. I especially love the song Little Wonders by Rob Thomas at the end of the movie. It reminds us that these small hours, these little wonders, these twists and turns of fate remain with us as the joys and happiness of success from lessons learned, clarity gained and obstacles overcome. I hope and pray that we will all hang on to our own little wonders that will help us be the best that we can be and that they will fill us with happiness and joy on your journey!
We arrived home after church the other day and as soon as my 5-year-old granddaughter got out of the car, she ran into the front yard arms open wide reaching up to Heaven, declaring as loud as she could “HELLO WORLD!” ( Isaiah 11:6” and a little child shall lead them”). If only we could all greet life with this kind of joy and enthusiasm!