Kristin---I agree! Cinderella never allowed the mistreatment she received to cause her to be bitter. She remained kind and was able to enjoy the good things in her life, even the little animal critters.
I always thought that Cinderella was a real hero - a type of the suffering servant like Christ, but not a victim. She was endlessly kind and charitable and loyal despite her circumstances foisted upon her she was wise to the faults of those around her and annoyed by them but refused to participate in contention. She was ill used but didn’t let her circumstances dictate her mood. This is why Cinderella has been an inspiration to me.
Thank you, Joni, for always inspiring others through your writing! With warmest wishes for 2020!
I’m grateful for you sharing that perspective of the helpless princesses! I’m also rejoicing today as I’m processing out of my victim position! I fell into it as a child so I didn’t have tools to come out by myself, except for one- a guarding angel repeatedly told me I was a child of God.
So I have seen Cinderella in a situation where she needed to overcome difficult circumstances and the fairy godmother as the helicopter rescuer at times and the guide with the right advice at other times.
In any case it’s important for all of us to remember that challenges of imperfect characteristics are important for us to have and overcome with Gods help.
Thank you for that 're-direction' so that I can help my little grand daughters see the higher example of the One who constantly serves and gives like the fairy godmother.
This is why, if I was a woman, I would want to be Naomi, mother-in-law to Ruth in the Book of Ruth. Here was a woman who lost her husband and sons, but loved her daughter-in-law enough to not only respect her (Ruth), but to ensure her future would be blessed. A great woman indeed...
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