Be Number One at Being Number Two

We’re huge Disney fans, and by fans I mean, we’re those nerds who create Disney Blogs and vacation there every year.  It’s kind of scary that our new life goal is to become Disney Vacation Club members — for life.  Since we’re an All Things Disney family, we watch the movies and then we become infatuated and buy all the toys.


Scott Squishy 2


Several days ago, while I sat and watched my four get lost in imagination with their Monster’s University characters. From the movie there was Sully, the burly, lovable leader, who takes charge of every room he walk into, and there was Mike, the intelligent, high-strung comic, who manages to keep Sully in line, but to my surprise, these main characters of the movie were just a second thought in my children’s play.  Scott Squishy Squibbles, the chubby guy with too many eyes, was the coveted character.  More than once I was required to discuss the virtues of taking turns and allowing someone else a turn to be Scott Squishy Squibbles.

Scott Squishy 3

It got me thinking, how many times in my life have I wished I could be a Mike or Sully in the world?  I’ve longed to be important and in charge, but rarely has this happened.  I don’t have very many leading roles in life and somehow I felt like this made me less important or less valuable in the greater scope of things.

That’s when my kids reminded me, I don’t have to be the leading role in the world to be important.  I don’t need 50,000 twitter followers to be someone’s favorite.  Scott Squishy Squibbles may never be seen walking around the Disney parks and kids won’t be begging to be him for Halloween, but he has a part to play.  He makes my kids laugh, and is an important role of his story.

So, like the saying goes, “Be number one at being number two”.  We’re not all made to be in the spotlight, in charge, or the boss, but that doesn’t mean I’m not meant to be a valuable player.  The important thing is that I be the best at where I am and what I’m doing.  I have a story to be told and it’s worth telling.

Just like Scott Squishy Squibbles brings delight to my children, I bring delight to my creator.  He doesn’t care what role I play or if I have kids all over the world wanting to be me for Halloween.  God enjoys me for who I am.  I stop Him in his tracks and that’s what makes me valuable.

So, here’s to being a Scott Squishy Squibbles in life!

Scott Squishy 1

13 thoughts on “Be Number One at Being Number Two

  1. Liz B says:

    Hi! I’m visiting from Blogger Dashboard. I really enjoyed reading a few of your stories and can so relate to your feelings. I also have four children (young adults now) and am learning to wait, live in the moment, and trust that God will take care of everything. You had me 100% when you talked about St. Louis! I recently moved from St. Louis to a suburb of Chicago. My children are still in St. Louis, so I visit when I can. Your words are so inspiring. Thank you for the reminder of who is really in charge here.

  2. Arielle says:

    LOVE LOVE LOOOOOVE this! Love all of it! Love the message, and love that you are a Disney fanatic! I found you on SITS (Happy SITS day by the way) and I’m totally going to be a loyal reader from now on. So glad I found your blog!

  3. Amy Fenner says:

    Has the Holy Spirit been giving you words of knowledge about me? 😉 Is it a mom-thing to need to be needed in a significant way? At the pit of me “I need to know that I’m important”, I was given this scripture: Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that in due time he may exalt you. I Peter 5:6

    • Charity says:

      Ha! You and me both, sister! Isn’t it amazing that it doesn’t say anything negative about the desire to be significant. I believe God puts that in us, but we must understand our significance is all in the eye of our Beholder — Jesus, not other people. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. I’ve enjoyed them!

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