Fairy Tales


Do you believe in fairy tales?

I do.

All of those magical stories have to be true. While we may not have poisonous apples, talking cats, and ruby slippers, all of these stories provide us with wisdom hidden cleverly beneath the surface.

For example, in the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy learned to be content with what she has and to appreciate the people around her, because they won’t be around forever. Snow White learned not to take food from strangers. Alice learned that she didn’t have to conform to the girl society and her parents wanted her to be. Cinderella learned that good things come to those who wait.

While all of these are stories and movies that some believe make little girls dream of being rescued by men, I venture to say that they teach us much more about the human psyche. Yes, a man did rescue Cinderella from her evil stepmother and step sisters, but it was her strength and determination that got her to the ball in the first place, and her sheer awesomeness that won the Prince’s heart.

I say all of that to say that we can learn from anything and everything, as long as we are looking for a moral to the story. I even find myself taking a page from Spongebob’s playbook in how he loves his job and he is always happy. Is that a bad attitude to imitate? I think not.

I ask again, do you believe in fairy tales?

Until next time pretty girl!


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