Happy 20th to Harry Potter!

Wow! Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone turns 20 today! Anyone else feeling old yet?  I know I am!

If you’re in anything like me, Harry Potter has been a huge part of your life. The first book came out when I was 4 years old! So, I really don’t remember a life before Harry Potter. I mean, my 15 year old sister was born into an already Harry Potter obsessed world.

Let’s reminisce on a few things Harry Potter has taught us:

1. Love can save. 

Harry’s mom, Lily, showed us that a mother’s love could save a child’s life. The love she had for her son was so strong, and so pure, it saved Harry from death. We also got to watch the love and bonds grow between our three beloved main characters, showing us that they were stronger together.

2. You can’t judge a book by the cover. 

Snape is a prime example for us not to judge a book by the cover. As it turns out, he was there to protect Harry the whole time. Everyone thought he was teaming up with the “Dark Lord”, but he was actually just honoring Dumbledore’s wishes.

–Side note: I never doubted Snape!

3. The underdog is important. 

Whenever you’re feeling like you don’t have much to offer, just think about Neville Longbottom. We watched him fumble and make mistakes through the whole series. But, look who ended up saving the whole day. He turned out to be one of the most important people in the fight against the Death Eaters. Don’t underestimate the underdogs!

4. Some things are worth dying for. 

You can look at a number of characters, in a number of different instances to see that they all had causes they would die for. Harry, Hermione, and Ron risked their lives for one another a countless amount of times.

5. Good will always triumph over evil. 

This is the main thing I’ve taken away from the Harry Potter series. No matter what you face, or how bad things may get, good will always win in the end. When good pairs with good, the force can be nearly unstoppable.



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