Without telling you the whole movie: It all begins with Shrek and Fiona (his wife) living the “perfect suburban life” and Shrek secretly saying….B O R R I N G! He longs for a day to himself so he makes a pack with Rumpelstiltskin (the resident shady character). Of course he does not read the fine print and he loses his old life. In true fairy tale style, only a kiss of true love will set things right again and so the adventure began!
How many times have I joked with my girlfriends about my days “BK” (before kids). We so eloquently call this era “POCKETBOOK AND KEYS”, because that was all we had to worry about back then (LOL)! Looking at the movie, I could totally relate to just wanting to get away or do something exciting. I too may have forgone reading the fine print and just like Shreck fallen prey to the infamous 80/20 rule. Haven’t heard of the 80/20 rule? Well, it goes like this: You give up 80% of what you have for the glimmering, glitzy, blingy 20% only to later realize how good you had it with the 80%! I know, looking at it that way makes it seem like a no brainer but people make decisions all the time and lose the best things they ever had.
Galatians 6:9 (New International Version)
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.