“Once upon a time there lived a Prince in a castle of bright white marble, lots of golden handiwork and a great wooden draw bridge. Surrounding the castle which stood atop a right sized hillock, rather like the Acropolis in Athens, were plush gardens and overflowing fountains. There were blossoms of every colour in the rainbow for as far as the eye could see and butterflies dotted the evergreen lawns. The Prince being of no lazy demeanor, was an active rider in the forests at the foot of the hillock and was also extremely fond of dancing. His cheerful and engaging countenance won the hearts of everyone he spoke to, and thus was the most sought after in all of the kingdom.”
UH!! A rather idealistic description of some dashing prince but let me not taint this charming picture that I expect most of us hear from a very early age. Nevertheless let me stress that them fairy tales are true and only true. The modern day Prince Charming may be found trading in their swords for iPhones, breeches for Levi’s jeans, and them fancy chaises and fours for Lamborghinis! : P So logically you better be working on them dishes a bit harder for a guy in breeches or hell bent on digging your own path in life for a guy in jeans. Regardless of which you prefer (yes to the breeches! ) I truly believe if you look hard enough, and beneath that first appearance, you can and will find your very own Prince Charming 😛
I presume we are expected to go on to talk about one vital component missing from the picture. The Princess-to-be who’d either be some well known heiress of some far off kingdom or an equally noble lady, or to the last resort due to an adamant Prince, a very fortunate cindergirl!!
*pinches ones self
To modern times!
Under the glitz and glamour of all that white, blue, satin and glass, the Story of Ella is one every girl should strive to accomplish. Nope, I don’t mean trying to find the handsomest guy in your city,(well good job if you do, but who can define true handsomeness, when beauty is in the eye of the beholder! 😉 ) but I wish you’d look underneath all the buzz and see the real Ella! As Prince Charming so delightfully puts it “It’s not about the slipper. It’s the girl in the slipper.”
*Chivalry ain’t dead Sir!
The ultimate moral of the story of Cinderella is that she didn’t lose her mind to become a Princess, she didn’t turn into a lazy bum to attain the daintiest crown in the kingdom, she wasn’t hungover after a dazzlingly tiring night in the arms of a Prince and most importantly she didn’t start being rude to her sisters just because she was chosen over them by the most eligible man in the kingdom! Ella was, is and forever will be the same sweetly disposed ever humble girl we see at the beginning of the tale.
Lessons off the tale
❤ Girl power is only limited by your choice of foot wear!
Higher the heels the more badass the results! Flatter yourself and your tush, so go buy ’em 6 inch Laboutins! Don’t hesitate! Being feminine in your attire doesn’t make you any less stronger. Your choice of attire is not a definition of your strengths!
❤ The power of dreaming : )
(and also singing while you do your daily cleaning) To keep dreaming no matter what the circumstance. The goodness of our intentions are the source of all action, and being positive and striving to achieve what you want in life at all times is a necessity, always! your dreams will be yours, and only you can keep the fire alive to see it through to the end! : )
❤ Miracles are real, so believe!
Yes they exist, in all shapes, sizes and forms. You never know where one might come from, but keep your smile on, and keep going on in the rocky path of life. No one said its gonna be easy!
Lastly, (I better stop beating around the bush now) my point is that we women folk mustn’t let every other material possession define who we are. We must strive to be the best of our capabilities, for every human is truly gifted. Dreams do come true, miracles do happen, Prince Charmings do exist, and cindergirls will keep on dreaming of being the belle of the ball (or the dreams of a pair of new Laboutins come true)!