Our Cinderella Reality

Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can and surely will at times fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk. – Joyce Brothers

Every girl dreams of one day becoming a princess like Cinderella, of living happily ever after with a prince charming…

Everybody is familiar with Cinderella. A popular fairytale about a young woman living in unfortunate circumstances which suddenly change to remarkable fortune.  A mistreated and impoverished girl. We all know the details of this tale. We all know about the fairy godmother, the glass slippers and the prince charming.

Magical Transformation
Magical Transformation

Most of us dream of that day when we will finally have our happily ever after where will have a fantastic castle, a beautiful kingdom and a loving prince. It is not a sin to dream for those. Everyone wants to be happy, to die knowing that we have found a true and lasting love.

Prince Charming
Prince Charming

We became so drenched in this fairytale that we ended up wishing for the same luck with that of Cinderella. We go on living from day-to-day waiting for our prince. A far-fetched reality. Cinderella is nothing more but a fairy tale and reality is far from it. In this lifetime, we may find a couple of princes who would promise us a happy ending but most of the time we’re left with nothing but tragedies. That’ s reality. Nothing but a dream. Not everyone can become a Cinderella. It’s a harsh fact that we must face.

Cinderella exists only in the fantasy world and it will stay that way. We are all princesses in our own right. We and Cinderella are alike. We live in a despicable world. We may have our own version of the evil stepmother. Everyday is a struggle. We continue doing chores just to make things better for us and for the ones we love. We fight each day with the help of our friends.  Hoping one day that we will find someone who can make miracles in our lives. The one who’ll free us from this world’s misery. Our prince may not come after us as we run across the stairs as the has clock struck 12. He may not care at all after the dance and just throw away the glass slippers.

Whether or not we end up with both of the glass slippers,

Whether or not we end up finding our prince,

Whether or not we have a happy ever after ending,

We must make it a point that somehow in our lives we live like a princess and not just a lowly servant of this world.

We have in us all the power to make things come true and the truth is that…

We are our own fairy godmothers, we alone make or break our own fairytale ending.

Here is a similar post I saw couple of months ago: http://www.teenink.com/fiction/all/article/428125/If-Cinderella-Met-Reality/ and I definitely agree with the authors arguements. Do you?

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