I was walking through Walmart grabbing a few supplies, when I felt his gaze upon me. Delightful, gleeful, happy, cheerful, enthusiastic, fun, silly, caring, devoted, and naive in the best way are the adjectives I would use to describe him. I had to have him. I picked him up off the rack and brought him to the check out. For only $9.99, his wonderful presence would enlighten my countenance anytime I pulled him out to use him. In typical girl fashion, I snatched a picture of him and sent it to a girlfriend. “Look what I just bought!”
Later, my son came home, smiling and laughing at my recent purchase and my excitement in it. “Let’s go to the pool so I can use it!” I exclaimed. He readily agreed. Our weekends were filled with some super fun under water games we created together. I had found these cool jellylike diving sticks that we throw in the water and battle to retrieve first. It’s the safest version of wild horse play this mom can handle, and we have a blast. I obtained my favorite new acquisition and placed it carefully on the beach chair so I could see it from a distance while my son and I went to war. After an afternoon of underwater pulling, tugging, and twisting, we were ready to go home and relax with a fruit and veggie popsicle. These delicious healthy treats can be found in the freezer section of your local grocery store. I placed my Walmart find ever so carefully on my bathroom towel rack to dry so he can easily be seen whenever I walk by. All his glory and splendor would smile upon me more often there rather than stuffed in a closet. Sure enough, even when I awoke in the middle of the night to do what we do when we wake up in the middle of the night, he lightened my demeanor. Do not get too excited, my middle of the night rendezvous I am referring to is having a date with the porcelain god. But, there he was forcing happiness into my soul. What am I blithering on and on about? My beach towel of Olaf, the adorable, irresistible snowman in Frozen. I hate to break it to frosty, but he’s been trumped. How can one not love this little guy? How could the mere thought of this character not put a smile on one’s face? The moment he made his appearance on the big screen, I was in love. It is sweet things like him and the gesture of purchasing this towel with him on it, that I am not ashamed to admit to liking and doing. Maybe too many of us are afraid to admit how hard this life can be? Emotions can run wild in the midst of varying life experiences. I create and surround myself with happy people, happy things, and a happy environment as much as I possibly can in order not only survive, but thrive.
I want to be like Olaf. I want friends like Olaf. I am always looking for someone amazing to emulate, and right now, he is my guy. So what if he is a character for a phenomenally successful Disney movie. Balk at me, belittle me, tease me, I don’t care. As I shared last week, I have ascended into a deeper sense of self-love. In this space, I care less and less what anyone thinks. There is great liberation here. I actually really care about me and my feelings and what feels good and works for me. Having an Olaf beach towel, brightens my day. He reminds me of the joy I can be to myself and to others. He reminds me not to hide my own childlike enthusiasm for life, while others choose to get bogged down from life’s pressures. He reminds me that happiness is a choice. And, as all the positive affirmers out there know, thoughts become active verbs. My thought is: Olaf. As I see him I think of him and smile, and his attitude will become my own.
What Would Olaf Do (WWOD)?
Happy Olaf quotes:
“Hi, I’m Olaf and I like warm hugs.”
“Some people are worth melting for…”
“Love is putting someone else’s needs before your own.”
Release to Unleash!
What would Olaf do and say if he walked in your shoes?