This story is by John Campbell and was part of our 2023 Fall Writing Contest. You can find all the writing contest stories here.
Every young girl fantasizes about being Cinderella and being treated like a princess . She is a mythical person , so sweet , beautiful and kind . Was she a myth or was she just not visible to the naked eye ?
Our mind can create images that seem so very real. Cinderella has given hope to many young girls who have been bullied or mistreated by their peers . Who was Cinderella and what has she contributed to the world today?
Cinderella was a stunning woman with blue eyes and medium length strawberry blonde hair. After her father’s death she was forced to be a servant in her own home. She lived with her evil stepmother and two stepsisters . She was made to do all the housework . The sisters just roamed around the house in their fancy dresses making fun of her all the time .
Even when life seems to be treating you badly , know you are not alone . A path to happiness will appear as your fairy godmother enters your life .
The king anxious to find a wife for his son sent out invitations to ladies to attend a ball . Cinderella was told if she finished her housework she could attend. Of course lies and deceptions have once again surfaced. She ran into the courtyard upset and dismayed . Just then a fairy godmother appeared and turned her into a beautiful princess .She could now go to the ball and capture the heart of the prince. As it was in the fairy tale, be kind and life will reward you for your efforts .
Spreading kindness will help to uproot those people who continue to mistreat other people for their own gain . She was so excited to meet the prince . Entering the palace it was easy t0 see she was the most beautiful girl in the room.
Beauty lies within all of us , we just need it to shine through . We can all have our own fairy godmother . We just have to believe that individuals who bully and treat others badly are really unhappy with their own lives . Instead of fixing their problems they prey on others to pull them down with them .
Cinderella had to be home by midnight or the magic would wear off and she would turn back into the way she was . The prince was enamoured with her her. He fell instantly in love . He was awestruck by her beauty , stunning gown and those incredible glass slippers . This was the lady he would love and ask for her hand in marriage .
She was having a great time dancing with the prince that she almost forgot that she had to be back home by midnight . She quickly left but lost a slipper on the palace steps upon leaving . The prince, so desparate to find her, had his men take the glass slipper she had left behind and go look for her . The men eventually found the house where she lived but the stepsisters tried to say the slipper was theirs , but of course the slipper did not fit them . Cinderella then came out and tried on the slipper , it was a perfect fit . The prince recognized her immediately and asked her for her hand in marriage . A grand ceremony took place and they lived happily ever after .
The moral of the story is never give up on yourself . We are all capable of creating a fairy tale experience in our own lives . Cinderella may be a fantasy or something far more real when our thoughts can manifest a new reality . Just because we have not experienced it does not mean it doesn’t exist . Have you sat down with god lately and had a face to face chat ? Probably not ! If you ask the majority of people if he exists the majority of people would probably say yes .
What could we learn from a story like Cinderella ? First and foremost we know there are good and evil people in the world . We all have to change the course of humanity and bring a little sunshine into everyone’s life .Why do some people bully and mistreat others ? In fact they are generally unhappy souls and by fear and intimidation try to bestow their torment on other people . As for Cinderella , the prince saw her for the person she really was and not what other people tried to make her out to be .
Surround yourself with kind, positive people and your world will become like theirs : happy and joyful . Channel your inner thoughts and your fairy godmother will appear . Love is what will save the world . Give out all the love you can muster and you will receive it back in return . In your dreams find the image of Cinderella and know you are special and loved like she was in the end . Remember life is a gift that every one on earth has received . Cherish it. Its, the only one you have .Your life is whatever you want it to be. If you are unhappy with it then change it . We all have the power to succeed and be respected. Look within and you will find the strength to make it happen .
Despite being used and humiliated Cinderella continued to be her kind and gentle self . Suffering at the hands of other people is totally unjustified . Send a message to the rest of the world by spreading kindness . One person may not be able to change the world but collectively positive changes that spread far and wide will increase the odds of it happening .