Friday, January 4, 2019

Life Lessons From Mary Poppins Returns

On New Year's Day, I had the opportunity to see Mary Poppins Returns with a few of my friends and absolutely, positively loved it! Seriously, when can I see it again?

This movie is whimsical, heartwarming, magical, and everything I ever dreamed it would be. I might have cried once or twice throughout the movie. Ok who am I kidding, I cried a lot (happy tears)!

The inclusion of Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury in this movie was absolutely perfect. I'd tried to keep my eyes and ears out of everything regarding this movie because I wanted to be surprised. Although I did hear about Dick Van Dyke's return, I had no clue about Angela Lansbury being in the film! When she appeared on screen, my friend and I literally looked at each other with our mouth's gaping open in surprise! Disney definitely did right by the original on this one!

Something I also loved about this movie were the "life lessons" taught throughout. Included in the script and soundtrack were little nuggets of advice that I found fascinating for both children and adults alike.

Here's a few of my favorites:

"Perhaps we've learned when day is done, some stuff and nonsense can be fun!" -Mary

I mean, why not? Life isn't meant to be taken so seriously all the time - have a little fun every once in a while!

"Nothing is gone forever, only out of place." -Mary

 Of course, this was relating to the Banks children and the loss of their mother-but I feel like this can relate to all of us in one way or another!

"You've forgotten what it's like to be a child." -Balloon Lady

"Of course the grownups will all forget tomorrow." -Balloon Lady
"They always do." -Mary

 Sadly, it is SO easy to forget! Having a child like heart and spirit can completely change our outlook on life. No, I'm not saying to ignore the important stuff, but we sometimes need to find the magic in things - it can completely turn a situation around!

"Everything is possible, even the impossible!" -Mary

 How true is this?! We've seen impossible things happen around us all the time!

"Some people think too much, of that I am certain!" -Mary

 Serious over-thinker here. I seriously need to work on that this year.

"There's a different point of view awaiting you if you just look up." -Jack

"You see, when the world turns upside down, the best thing is to turn right along with it." -Mary

"When you change the view from where you stood, the things you view will change for good." -Mary

Sometimes we just need a new perspective on situations or life in general. Looking "up" or changing our view can make all the difference in the world!

"There's nowhere to go but up!" -Ending Cast 

When you're finally at the end of a very long journey and things start looking right again...when your heart feels as light as a balloon...there's nowhere to go but up!

The bottom line? You've gotta see this movie! Your childhood heart will thank you, for that I am certain!  If you have seen Mary Poppins Returns already, what are your thoughts? 


  1. I actually do think I would like to see this movie, but I will have to wait until I can order it On Demand. I don't want to go to a theater full of kids- lol!

    1. Hah I understand! We chose a date/time when a lot of kids wouldn't be there and it wasn't bad at all.

  2. I have been wanting to take my grandchildren to see this movie. Now it's a definite. Love Mary's quote; "Everything is possible, even the impossible!"How appropriate for a runner!

    1. Absolutely! I couldn't agree more! Hope y'all enjoy!! :)

  3. I have not seen this movie yet. It is on my list!

  4. I haven't seen it - I'm actually not a Disney fan at all BUT I love the life lessons that you've mentioned and I DO think we can all learn something from them!


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