Last night, I went to see TOY STORY and TOY STORY 2 in 3-D. I had never seen either of these movies when they originally came out and let me just tell you....I'm in luuuuurve.
It's a given that the animation is amazing and blows you away -- not to mention seeing it in 3-D, but the stories were so heartwarming. Underneath the cutesy Disneyfication, there's really a soul to these characters and a message so strong it made me cry. Friendship is the glue that holds our society. The love of a child is indescribable. Loyalty to those you love goes above and beyond all things.
You might think it's just a simple kid's cartoon...but it's really about standing up for those you love and letting them know how you feel. It's also important to love your toys because they are important in your life and they are your friends.
Case in point...I still have my teddy bear that I got on my third birthday. His name is Donny and he not only did he go off to college with me, but he went on my honeymoon. Any time I've had a horrid day, Donny is always there sitting on the chair when I need him. His love is unconditional and he asks for nothing in return.
Donny and me then...
Donny and me now...
My stuffed animals and toys still hold a special place in my heart. I have never thrown any away, sold them in a yardsale, or given them away (with the exception of a stuffed lamb my grandmother made me and my Jolly Green Giant that my mother put in a yardsale when I was away at college -- along with my cheerleader pom poms and batons -- and I was heartsick to learn that they all sold.)
Do you have a special toy that means something to you? A stuffed animal that's always been there for you?
Marley = )
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co-authored with Patrick Burns and Dave Schrader