animated film Frozen. There are so many lessons
to learn from it. I know many of you will think
I'm "getting religious" on you, but here is a
lesson I noticed in it: Anna's patience.
The definition for patience is long suffering,
and she certainly bore that.
Anna didn't understand why Elsa would not come out of her room.
All she knew was that she'd had a relationship with her sister, \
and now, for some unexplained reason, Elsa had cut it off.
Anna missed her sister, and Elsa missed her. But Elsa
was afraid, afraid to open her bedroom door and let
her little sister back into her life, for fear of
accidentally hurting her again.
Throughout the years, Anna came knocking on Elsa's door,
always asking her to come out or let her in so they
could be together again. But Elsa's answer was always the
same: a closed door.
What stood out to me about this was that Anna never once
forced herself on her sister. I'm sure there were times she
felt inwardly angry, but we never see that part in the
knocking scenes. She was persistent, always asking
and at times pleading, begging. But never once did
she say something like, "Elsa, either let me in or I'm
going to drag you out!" Not once did she ever barge
in uninvited. She always first knocked on the door,
asked for admittance, then...waited. Her waiting
seemed endless. But she did wait. She waited
for her sister to open the door, and invite her
When their parents died, Anna tried harder than ever to
reach out, but was left outside unanswered. Yet, she
was still at that unopened door, waiting.
|"Elsa, please I know you're in there. People are asking where you've been;"|
|"They say have courage, and I'm trying to..."|
|"I'm right out here for you."|
|"Just let me in."|