Hakuna Matata

The Lion King movies are loved by many, even my older sister. When we were kids, it was one of her go to Disney movies, including Princess Diaries of course. To say that I don’t randomly get the song Hakuna Matata stuck in my head, would be a lie. The song has been apart of me since I was little, whether I liked it or not.

Yes, don’t hate me, but I disliked The Lion King. (My sincere apology, Disney. It was nothing against you. I like it now, don’t worry.) Hakuna Matata is Swahili for no troubles, but Disney translated it to no worries. It’s a fun, upbeat song that you can dance in your living room to or sing out loud into a spoon. (I’m literally listening to it as I type.)

However, when you are going through a phase of worrying, maybe you don’t feel like singing about Timon and Pumbaa having no worries. That’s understandable, but what if you look at it a different way?

Sometimes when you are going through a tough time, you need a simple catchphrase to repeat to yourself. As much as I tend to worry, I found one. When I start to become worried or stressed over something, I repeat the words hakuna matata a few times and then I pray for God’s guidance.

I find that the phrase is super fun to say, so when I need to say it, it tends to stick. Plus, it can put a smile on my face. The one thing that I have to remember though, is that you can’t just turn your back on the world when the world turns its back on you. ;P It’s true, you can’t change the past, but you CAN change the future, but not by worrying.

When I say hakuna matata, I remind myself of that. I use this phrase, because I don’t want to keep worrying about something that is not in my control. I do not agree with the way they were using it and neither did Nala, so I use it with my own little twist.

Bye for now! I wish you a hakuna matata kind of day!

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