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Have Courage and Be Kind

“Have courage and be kind”:

                      the reoccurring theme from the new Cinderella movie.
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When I was a little girl, Cinderella was MY princess. I would watch the movie over and over and had Cinderella memorabilia everywhere in my room. A fancy snow globe of the carriage that sat on top of my dresser was my favorite. So when I heard a new Cinderella was coming out I was beyond excited and couldn’t wait to take my girls to see it.

 

When I saw the movie, I was blown away! Not just from the fantastic cinema effects, gorgeous clothe,s and outstanding acting but the meaningful concept in the story line. The message of the movie wasn’t “girl power” or that some handsome prince had to save her but that merely being kind while having courage was what got her through the tough times and led to happiness.
I left the theater holding my daughter’s hands and asked them what they took away from the movie and they both said to BE MORE KIND. Oh, how that melted my heart. The message of kindness and strength got through to them! I also left the theater thinking to myself “how can I be more kind to those around me?”
I loved that this movie depicted Cinderella as a normal, genuine, and KIND person. As the trials kept coming in her life and having to live with a rude step family who treated her as a slave in her own home, you could tell it effected her and you could see the pain in her eyes BUT she always remembered her mother’s words…to have COURAGE and be KIND.
This movie taught young girls that they don’t need to be dripping in diamonds or wear fancy clothes to find love. But that just being your TRUE self is what truly matters. It taught them to have courage when tough trials to come your way. She was faced with 2 devastating circumstances in losing her parents and while she grieved, she also found the strength and courage to go on. Finally, it taught them about forgiveness. That was one of my favorite parts at the end of the movie when she tells her wicked step mother that she FORGAVE her. She didn’t have to say anything as she walked away but she made it a point to let her know she forgave her. What a wonderful lesson for all of us to take away. That we may forgive those who hurt us instead of letting the hurt and resentment grow inside.
WOW!! WHAT A POWERFUL LESSON!
I did not expect to walk out of the movie theater with a changed perspective but I am so appreciative that Disney made a movie that inspired me to be more kind, have more courage, and forgive those around me. Since the movie, my daughters and I have had a couple meaningful conversations about the lessons taught in this movie and I’m so grateful that they were inspired as well.
It reminded me of a talk from Margaret Nadauld, a former Young Women leader in my church:
 “The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind. There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined. We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith. We have enough greed; we need more goodness. We have enough vanity; we need more virtue. We have enough popularity; we need more purity.”
 in my ETSY shop

 

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PS….I’m in the process of re-branding 🙂
 
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