If I was to choose my all time favorite fairy tale princess, the decision would be easy. Although I love many characters of fairy tale stories, my favorite is Cinderella.
Cinderella is beautiful, she gets a glass slipper, marries a handsome prince and becomes a princess. But those are not my reasons for choosing this story. She is more than a Disney character, in fact, she dates back to a first published story in 1697, and many similar told stories all over the world dating long before that! She is a classic tale of oppression leading to triumph!
Beyond the dress and crown, Cinderella is a kind young girl who overcame obstacles and a very unfortunate life that tried to bring her down. No matter what life threw at her, she always managed to have a kind outlook.
Everyone can relate to the wicked step mother and step sisters in one way or another. Maybe they aren’t actually family, but other people that stood in your way and tried to stop you from achieving happiness. Maybe it was an ex-spouse, ex-friend or ex-boss who treated you poorly. Who knows, it could be someone still in your life!
I think that part of the lesson learned from this story, is to not give up hope. It is possible to achieve your dreams when the odds are against you. People who are kind at heart will someday get their version of a happy ending.
I just love that Cinderella’s fairy tale, is not just a fairy tale, it is so much more.
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