The other day I happened upon some witty, tongue-in cheek adult observations about life lessons from fairy tales and I just started laughing. Since there isn’t enough laughter in the world I selected a few examples and added on a few more personal observations.
Source: Bridgeman Team : Once Upon a Time
In Peter Pan we soon come to acknowledge that perhaps some little boys want to stay lost forever… but probably not your girlfriend. Remember… Wendy got her act together pretty quickly taking all the other boys back to London … leaving Peter to stay a child forever. We see it every day!
Now none of us can throw negative judgmental remarks at Little Red Riding Hood for venturing off the main thorough fare … after all we need some adventure in our lives but confusing a wolf for one’s grandmother? That’s just ridiculous… I mean how bad does one’s eyes have to get before one gets them checked? How did she ever find the house… or did she? A new twist perhaps?
John Lennon sang about giving peace a chance but the lesson in this fairy tale is all about giving people a chance. Still, contrary to popular belief… the princess only kissed one frog-she just picked the right one the first time at bat. Still in most dating histories we have all ended up kissing our share of frogs… so give everyone a chance- you never know when it might just pay off.
The big life lesson in Cinderella is the importance of networking! Cinderella would still be sweeping and singing to mice if not for her fairy godmother? When opportunity knocks be prepared to Bibbidi-bobbidi- Boo right back… and double check your shoe size! Remember friends in high places can give us a much needed boost!
And I couldn’t end my most important life lesson to never give up–when I decided to tell one more story than Scheherazade and then did it. Another lesson in the power of storytelling and the extension of one’s life.
I started the competition to write 1002 Arabian Nights personal story/ posts against my nemesis-” little c” ( cancer) and Scheherazade… on August 31 2010 snd completing the 1002nd post May 29, 2013!
So until tomorrow … like Scheherazade, whose stories saved her life, they did the same for me and continue to give me a reason for living, sharing, and making new friends!
” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
Yesterday Mandy brought the grandchildren over and we played so hard… there is no doubt Jake and Eva Cate fell asleep in the way home! Boo did when they left!