We all fondly remember the stories our mothers used to tell us, when we were young. And those same stories now oftentimes mark the lives of our children, girls especially. You know, the fairytales about a prince and the castles, about princesses, weddings and carriages. And then the ones with not such a happy ending or containing elements that make you reflect and subtly tell you that life is indeed like a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re gonna get. I have a very respectful sentiment for the fairytales, especially now that I’m a mother, and it’s good to think about the message they convey, because it’s far from negligible.
Just like Snow White, when she ran into the woods not knowing what will be there, waiting for her. Life demands of us to take a leap of faith sometimes, even when we are not sure where we’ll land. Above all, we should face our fears because it’s the only way to beat them.
He’s often not what you expected
Maybe we’re not the ones deciding, we could almost say that love makes the decisions for us. Beauty and the Beast is a typical example of a man, who isn’t all about his look, but he had a certain charisma and Belle was able to see beyond his less than desirable looks because he made her feel good. A friend, who you thought would never became a lover, can become your husband so keep your eyes open and let yourself be surprised.
And unfortunately, there is no way around that. It would be nice sometimes to take a bite of the poisonous apple only to wake up by true love’s kiss, but life is mostly different; not necessarily worse. Pain is a part of development and growth and if it brings us up to a new and better level, at least we know it wasn’t in vain.
There are mean people
They do exist, even though I would rather they didn’t. How to face them? The ones feeding off jealousy and envy are the worst. Advice Nr. 1: Run, if you can. Advice Nr. 2: If you can’t run, know that you will have to put up your best fight, which can be painful, but there is no other way. Allow this fact to soothe you ‒ What goes around, comes around. It’s why mean people are usually miserable. It’s their own personal hell.
We often find ourselves only to lose ourselves again
It just so happens in the stream of life that some things come and go, so nothing truly lasts forever, not even love, which we thought would be eternal. And yet there is a lot we can do by wisely guiding our relationship, not allowing ourselves to get lost along the way, change tracks, become impatient or bored. If there is someone on your mind worth fighting for, then do it no matter what the world around you may think.
Love can break your wings
Just like Maleficent, who woke up without her wings because of love. It’s very important to get up again and become an even greater warrior, to find your path, even to be angry and energised. A broken wing is just a momentary defeat, bringing pain that will pass. Give yourself time and believe that everything will be fine in the end, because it really will be.
Show your teeth
If you are sure that your loved one is worth your respect and love then fight for them. In every way possible. Within you, you have many ways to do this, so don’t be afraid. Women can do it all and then some, and we’re usually the ultimate winners.