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.
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.
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!