Pollyanna – a favorite childhood movie. I was nostalgic watching it again with my kids. I definitely had happy thoughts while watching it. When we were headed into the optimism week, I knew this was a movie I wanted to share with the girls. If you are not familiar, Pollyanna plays the “glad game,” trying to find the positive in all situations. She changes a whole town for the better because of her outlook on life. When we stuck the VHS tape in…yes, VHS tape…I wasn’t disappointed as I watched the movie again. I did explain things a bit as we were watching. I think they enjoyed it and were able to get the vision that being positive can really change other people’s outlook on life.
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” – Philippians 4:8