One of my favorite movies is “Mahogany” starring Diana Ross and Billie Dee Williams.
In the movie Diana Ross’s character becomes a model/fashion designer.
She travels to Rome and other exotic locations posing for magazine covers.
Tracy is transformed from a struggling fashion designer into “Mahogany”.
A bigger than life talent and a sought after beauty.
Every man desires her and every woman wants to become her.
It turns out that ”Mahogany” only wants to be Tracy.
The life of a glamorous model wasn’t what she thought it would be.
She moves back to her run down neighborhood and Billie Dee Williams.
This is a tale of a woman that made her own destiny.
A rags to riches and a riches to rags tale.
Once upon a time far,far way. Far away from reality that is.
A movie character by the name of “Cinderella” sits by the fireside and wishes for a different life.
Cinderella is meek and soft spoken.
She is pretty and plain in appearance, and unassuming in nature. She lives with her step Mother and step Sisters. The step Mother is manipulative and bitter. She berates Cinderella at will and encourages the step Sisters to do the same.
Cinderella grits her teeth and continues to serve their every wish.
She doesn’t have any friends except for the house hold rodents. Cinderella lives in a dark gloomy room located in the attic. Are we even sure this is a fairy tale?
She is a hot mess until she encounters her fairy Godmother. This chick can bring the goods. Until the fairy Godmother came along Cinderella had no idea how to meet the Prince or how to attend the ball. She didn’t have a clue about style either. Now that is a crying shame!
Instead she helped her step Sisters perm and primp their way to the palace.
From this point on we know the rest of the story…..
When we introduce this tale to our Daughters we should point out Cinderella’s weaknesses and strengths.
This is a beautiful tale of humility and the hope of a silver lining.
I am tired of seeing grown women on reality showing screaming “I am a Princess”.
What she is really saying is “spoil me rotten and do what I say”.
"This jive marriage is a sloppy runner up to me being a Princess".
Is this one of the many reasons so many marriages fail?
If you are expecting to be Cinderella, then being an average Wife is a cruel joke.
Telling your little girl that she she is special, capable, and loved is magic.
These affirmations create confidence in a little girl. In turn she will more likely protect her future by making good decisions for that future.
The only American that I can recall that became a Princess is Grace Kelly.
She had an established career in film when she met her Prince.
Its a ridiculous notion to think that any other American woman will achieve this feat of magic.
I think its past time for a tale about a Queen whom runs her kingdom.
Her destiny is made up of heritage, sound decisions, and a discerning wit.
With a killer sense of style and a wardrobe to back it up.
Her country shouts her name as her Prince Consort walks behind her.
Queen Elizabeth II
Stay confident - WH