I am a true believer that life can offer lessons in good times and bad. When it comes to being able to find encouragement and “a-ha” moments, we all should embrace what life throws at us. As a Disney fan, there are a handful of characters, both in animated and live-action movies, that really stand out and offer words filled with wisdom and understanding.
From Jack Sparrow to James P. “Sulley” Sullivan, take a look at 10 Lessons in Family Values we can take from Disney Infinity characters.
10 Lessons From Your Favorite Disney Infinity Characters 1 of 11
Grab the family and check out these inspirational quotes, straight from your favorite Disney Infinity characters!
Be Yourself 2 of 11
Woody: "That's not flying. It's falling with style"
Each family walks to the beat of their own drum, and if that means doing things to the best of your family's ability, well then that is a-OK. Buzz Lightyear believed with all his heart that he could fly in the first installment of the Toy Story saga, and, in turn, gave us one of the best free-falling stunts in a Disney movie.
Let's live life with style!
Be a Hero 3 of 11
Mr. Incredible: No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again. Sometimes I just want it to stay saved! You know, for a little bit? I feel like the maid; I just cleaned up this mess! Can we keep it clean for... for 10 minutes!
Oh, Bob. You had me at "I feel like a maid." Sure it's a pain cleaning up after your family, but you know what? I wouldn't traid it for anything in this world. Even if I have to do it over and over and over again. Now, if we can just make every hubby in the world think like Mr. Incredible.....
Wear the Mask 4 of 11
Tonto: There come a time, when good man must wear mask.
To me, this quote is more of a metaphor. I've worn many masks as a mom and I'm sure many parents can relate to this. Have you ever had to put on a smile on your face and "wear" a mask in front of the kids, even though you didn't want to smile? Or how about planning a special surprise for the kids, and then having to keep a straight face? Tonto, from the movie The Lone Ranger is very wise.
Be Fearless 5 of 11
Sulley: You're not scary. Not even a little bit; but you are fearless, and if Dean Hardscrabble can't see that then she can just...
This is a fantastic quote by Sulley from the movie Monsters University. He had to be honest when speaking to Mike about scare school, but I love how Sulley emphasizes Mike Wazowski's biggest strength. If you have kids who are struggling in school, be a little honest with them, but elevate their finer qualities.
Look to the Future, Not the Past 6 of 11
Mater: Ain't no need to watch where I'm goin'; just need to know where I've been.
Whew, Mater! That's deep! This quote, by Mater, reminds me of marriage. It doesn't matter if in the beginning of your marriage, you hit some rough patches, all that matters is that you stick together and work it through. Perfect quote for you and your spouse.
Protect What’s Most Valuable 7 of 11
Elastigirl: Put these on. Your identity is your most valuable possession. Protect it. And if anything goes wrong, use your powers.
Helen, from The Incredibles, got it right when speaking to her kids about protecting them The same truth can be applied in real life. Kids are so easily distracted, that giving in to peer pressure can be both harmful to them physically and morally. Kids need to learn that by standing up for their reputation, is far better than being part of the "bad" crowd and to tap on their well-founded intuitions if they sense something might not be right at a friend's house, a party or at school.
Enjoy Life 8 of 11
Buzz Lightyear: Don't worry, Woody. In just a few hours you'll be sitting around a campfire with Andy making delicious hot s'mores.
Sometimes, we all should stop worrying so much and think about the good things in life. I love how Buzz is trying to comfort Woody when he lost his hat in Toy Story 2. Now, if only s'mores we're good for our diets. HA!
Believe It 9 of 11
Jack Skellington: Just because I cannot see it, doesn't mean I can't believe it!
I love this quote from Jack Skellington in the movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas. This is a cool quote for the teens in your home. My son is such a dreamer, but, as a parent, I can't squash every dream that seems to change week to week about his impeding career choice. I need to believe it myself, in order for to help him finally realize the path he decides to take after high school. Wish me luck!
Leave No Room for Doubt 10 of 11
Rapunzel: I've been looking out of a window for eighteen years, dreaming about what I might feel like when those lights rise in the sky. What if it's not everything I dreamed it would be?
Perfect quote for those in our family who are about to make a change for the better. Have you ever been scared to try something new? Different? And then when the time comes to act on it, you get a little scared. It's happened so many times to my little family. If Rapunzel hadn't taken that first step toward freedom, she would still be stuck in the tower. Let's not give in to fear and doubt, but take a chance. You never know until you give it a try....
It Has to Be Done 11 of 11
Wreck-It Ralph: It's kind of hard to do your job when nobody likes you for doing it.
Oh boy. This reminds me of the heartaches when parenting gets hard. But what can we do? Good parents discipline their children when they've done wrong. All of a sudden, we've become the mean parent and that's not fun at all, but guess what? It has to be done, right? Parenting isn't always sweet and rosy, but we love our kids, just the same.
Which one is your favorite? Who else would you add?
Photo source: Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Studios