Most days you would find me moving fast, with a long list of To Do, and wearing something edgy and fun. For a special occasion, I may go all out and transform myself in full fashion. When I do, I may be unrecognizable. It’s not only very fun to do, it helps me get creative and become uplifted.
Recently Japanese brand Metamorphose released a new dress called “Cinderella Dream”, with gorgeous velvet print details overlaying silk fabric. No event was happening, but it didn’t stop me from going out in full Lolita fashion. A girl could just dress up for fun, right? Yes, and indeed I did.
There are many reasons why the Metamorphose ensemble is magnificent. Head to toe, you feel like a princess, particularly dreamy Disney Princess Cinderella. While wearing it, I’m reminded of the story, and why I love Cinderella. Unlike most fairy tale princesses, Cinderella was not born into royalty. The “cinder” in her name tells of what she endured; working tirelessly for others while being humble, and finding fascination in simple things and creatures. Let me point out three inspiring qualities Cinderella has that we should all strive to do in real life each day:
1. Be kind. This means to be generous and good. It is a selfless act and very hard to do. We should work on being compassionate and gracious, even if we deal with hateful and angry people on a daily basis.
2. Have courage. To have it means to have braveness, to face fears, hard times, the unknown. We could conquer so much in a day if we are bold and strong.
3. Believe. Cinderella saw the world not as it is, but as it could be. In other words, trust that we can change, do great things, for ourselves, for each other, and for our world.
We should all (men, too!), be like a princess, with princess qualities. Not for attention, but to develop good character within ourselves. You can’t be beautiful on the outside without having true beauty on the inside.