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Bettering Self (Finding Voice)

My family and I recently got back from a trip to DisneyWorld.  Trust me, I was torn in two.  One part wanted to be mature and the other part wanted to run around giggling.  I succeeded in being mature for about two hours and the level of maturity decreased exponentially throughout the four days we were there.

Our Disney cast members were constantly reminding us that we are all princes and princesses and kings and queens.  The rides were glorious.

Looking back, I realize that the highlights of the trip were when Cinderella gave me a hug and told me to “never stop dreaming” and when Aurora held my arm, telling me that magic is pretty much everywhere – just don’t let the dragons get you.

Aurora (arguably the flattest, most one-dimensional character in the Disney Princess Circle), is, by far, my favorite Disney princess.  Cinderella is second.

Why were these two princesses ones I looked up to and still up to?  I really had to ask myself that question after we returned from our trip.  What is is about those two?

Then, it dawned on me.

All of the Disney leading women have certain key character traits that make them lovable and realistic.  As much as I enjoy watching the other movies, Aurora and Cinderella seem to embody everything a princess is supposed to be instead of one or two things that the newer princesses seem to focus on (I’m looking at you, Anna and Elsa and Ariel and Merida).

  • Self-worth
  • Trustworthiness
  • Goodness
  • Work Ethic
  • Self-discipline
  • Nurturing
  • Financially Savvy
  • Vision
  • Service
  • Dignity
  • Kindness
  • Compassion
  • Resilience
  • Fearlessness
  • Wisdom
  • Discerning
  • Humility
  • Leader
  • Inner and Outer Beauty
  • Temperance
  • Stands for Justice
  • Honesty
  • Peacefulness
  • Authentic

It is an expansive list, but these are aspects that are highly regarded by every culture in every age.

Personally, I believe everyone should try their best to live up to these character qualities.  I, myself, am working daily to improve these within myself.  But, these are important for any princess – no matter how old, her weight, what stage of life she is at – because we should, all of us, strive for excellence.

Because of talk about these aspects in detail at a later date in order to help myself stick to some sort of actual blogging schedule.

2 thoughts on “Bettering Self (Finding Voice)

  1. Thanks for your insights into the Disney princesses – they are more than they seem (and isn’t it interesting that so many of them are motherless??) And thanks also for following my blog, Discover Santosha – I appreciate having you as a reader!

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