“You have a sister, you’re never gonna be alone other than when I’m not around, and even then I’ll be there in spirit. But that doesn’t matter because I’m here now, and you’re not alone and you know what I mean it’s a nice thing.”
Princess Anna | Once Upon A Time
It’s a nice thing indeed. What makes this scene worthy of further discussion other than Elizabeth Lail’s flawless portrayal of Princess Anna’s sprightly childlike and compassionate spirit is that it’s ridiculously heartwarming. Frozen and Once Upon A Time have done a remarkable job of celebrating the importance of familial bonds, and at the end of the day, families and friendships are just as important as romantic relationships.
Everyone deserves a sister like Anna in their lives, but unfortunately not everyone has one. And in a world full of ups and downs, what we as people should essentially strive to do is to be the Anna in peoples’ lives. Everyone needs that friend/sibling who’ll remind them of their greatness when they forget. There are times in our lives where we’ll stumble — it’s impossible not to. The failures aren’t the tragedies, having no one to encourage us is.
The truth is, it’s simple to make the world a slightly better place. It’s not too difficult to put a smile on another person’s face. Each and every one of us has the power to do immeasurably great things with our words. If a person’s worth is always acknowledged, their sadness won’t last too long. We can’t tell anyone what to do, but we can try to encourage you to be the person who’s using their words and time to uplift others. Ultimately, not only will your heart beam with the amount of goodness in it, but people would then go out of their way to be good to you as well. Energy is magnetic. Be someone’s Anna, and they’ll be yours. Sometimes it is that simple, because most of the time the one thing everyone needs in their lives is love. Spread love and you’ll get love. Spread kindness and you’ll receive kindness.
Once again, everyone needs an Anna in their lives, and we can all be her. Lastly, we can/should all strive to be worthy of someone like her.