The baby of our family, my eight year old pixie, was sick on the couch for nearly an entire week while I was making this bunny in a basket cake.
In our house, when one of the kids is under the weather and laid out on their back, they get to have movie marathons until they’re feeling better…our best effort to distract them through their discomfort while we still attempt to get some work done.
One of the movies my little sickie picked to entertain her this go around happened to be The Lego Movie.
This particular kid movie was not one I was the slightest bit interested in watching when I first heard about it.
Nevertheless, I at some point gave in and agreed to suffer through the one hour and forty one minutes of ridiculousness.
And at the end of the movie, though, I found myself entirely gobsmacked.
It did indeed start out with a bit of ridiculousness (some of it funny, I’ll admit), but there was a turning point in this silly kid flick that shot straight to the heart and instantly grabbed my full attention.
Let me give you the quickest synopsis ever of the film…
A very ordinary, rule abiding, routine driven construction worker, Emmet, who believes there’s nothing really interesting or special about himself at all (and has pretty much accepted and become ok with that fact) is suddenly one day told that the world is in danger and the leaders have been looking for “The Special” which is basically the one person who has been prophesied to be able to save the world from utter destruction…
and all the signs are pointing to that savior being HIM.
He doesn’t believe it but he plays along for a bit ’cause the girl who came to find him is hot. (*eye roll*)
He is continuously told over and over that he really is the One, and through a series of events that follow, he eventually starts to believe it to be true as well.
He’s shocked to find himself doing things he never believed he was capable of and was on his way to believing he truly can and will save the world…when he’s told a secret by the high leader that it was all a made up.
That there really never was a prophesy about anyone being “The Special”.
At this point, Emmet has to make a choice…whether to go on believing that he COULD make a difference, that he has the greatness in him and is willing to give it all he has,
or to lie down and go back to thinking that he is pretty much useless and hopelessly incapable.
I won’t ruin the ending for you (’cause I’m certain you can’t POSSIBLY predict what happens from there on in) but I will share with you one more important snippet from the very end.
Emmet is talking to the villain and says this to him,
“You don’t have to be the bad guy. You are the most talented, most interesting, and most extraordinary person in the universe, and you are capable of amazing things because you are The Special….
and so am I…
and so is everyone. The prophesy is made up but it’s also true. It’s about all of us.”
And that’s when I nearly fell over from the profound truth told in this Lego themed children’s movie that I too, through my own experiences and the experiences of those around me, have come to truly believe with all of my heart and soul.
We all have in us (or have been given, if you believe as I do) a crazy amount of specialness and talent.
EVERY.LAST.ONE.OF.US. (Not one of us is the exception.)
It’s in there. Whether it has been noticed or not.
Regardless, we will only ever be or do or become what we BELIEVE we can.
And therein lies the hard part…because we have all been through the wringer in one way or another, some more intensely, some less. And due to the circumstances in our life, most of us at some point have stopped believing that there is anything special in us at all, or ever was.
Doesn’t make it true though.
Sometimes we need a LOT of help and healing to get to this truth,
and sometimes we just need someone to stand next to us and remind us that it’s in there.
That we CAN do it.
That we ARE talented, and needed and special.
And that once we start believing what we’re capable of, we may just find out just how extraordinary we really are.
Getting there may not be safe. It probably won’t be very comfy along the way either, and there’s a good chance it’ll get a little scary as well,
but it’s where there is joy and adventure and life.
And if you’ve mentally counted yourself out of this one, you’re gonna need to go back and reread this post all the way through again.
And then again every single day until you stop missing the most important point written up there about half way through in bold, capital letters. 😉
Not one of us is the exception.
Wishing you…all kinds of belief this Easter season. Xx
Here’s a free video tutorial of how I made the easy peony flower on the basket…
And here’s a little video tutorial of how I made the edible moss in and around the basket…
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