Nov 27

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Sweet memories from the Muppets

Today I went to see the new Muppet movie.  Oh, how joyful!!

It reminded me of some really sweet times with my dad.  On Sunday evenings we would sit together and watch The Muppet Show and 60 Minutes together. He enjoyed The Muppet Show as much as I did, and I got as engaged in 60 Minutes as he was.

Come to think of it, we both liked the cantankerous old guys – Waldorf and Statler on The Muppets and Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes.  And my dad could be cantankerous with the best of them sometimes.  🙂

I loved that the movie preserved the sweet innocence of the Muppets as I remember them – it never went cynical.  Kermit remained humble and ready with a pep talk.  It had the perfect amount of self-referential jokes to delight those of us who remember the original Show.

I’m really grateful to have had two hours to sit in that theater today and go back in time.

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Leah Carey

Leah Carey is the Chief Miracle Officer of The Miracle Journal, where she writes about the large and small miracles that happen in her life every day. She is a life coach, speaker, journalist, freelance writer, and lover of life. In all of those pursuits, she works with people to identify what’s already right in your life so you can build an even more joyful and fulfilling daily experience from that foundation. You can find her on Facebook, , Twitter, and YouTube.

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  1. Amanda Sundquist

    “eat drums, ahahahahah” -Animal
    “No, no play drums animal” Rasta muppet
    Sometimes I wonder where my inner voice comes from and then I remember its the muppets! I am looking forward to seeing this flick, its great to hear that you found the innocence and cantankerousness fun to be around 🙂

  2. Leah Carey

    I love it, Amanda! 🙂 There’s an absolutely delightful story about Animal and the drums in this movie, but I won’t spoil it for you by saying anything more!

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