Posted by: Michelle Knoll | April 19, 2010

“How to Train Your Dragon” — A Movie Review

Greetings from way out and long ago!

This blog was not to sit this idle for this long, but… there you go.

I had the opportunity to watch the most fascinating movie I’ve watched in a long time.

The action was fantastic, the characters were perfect (in my opinion), and the story was one that everyone can relate to.

I like stories like this, that show an everyday person doing something great. 

Why?  Because we were all created to do something great.

Not something big, not something worldwide, not something “magnanimous,” but something GREAT.

The main character in this story is a young boy who doesn’t feel like he’s accepted.  He doesn’t feel like he fits in, or that he can be a part of the world around him, like everyone else can.

He doesn’t even feel wanted.

He wants so desperately to prove himself to others, and to prove to himself that yes, he can be a part and he can fit in.

The only thing is, if he focuses on fitting in, he will miss the grand opportunity of being who he really is.

And isn’t that the crisis we all face?

Being who you are is so much more important than being just like everyone else.  And besides, being who you are will mean that you will have unique and exciting opportunities that no one else will have.  If you try to be like everyone else, you will miss that grand opportunity of just being… you.

So, be YOU and be the best version of you that you can be.  Because that’s what makes you a part of the world around you.

Go see the movie!


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