Magic of Cinderella

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I saw the new Cinderella today, and I loved it. I have loved every version of the story that I’ve every seen. It’s magical.


Of course, I’ve read the rhetoric that tries to say Cinderella ruined us all by teaching us to expect a prince to ride up on his white horse to whisk us away to our own “Happily ever after.” I do think it may have affected my life, but it certainly did not ruined me.

The message of the story, in my opinion, was never that a prince was going to swoop in and whisk me, or anyone else, away to his beautiful castle. The message was so succinctly stated in this version — Have courage. Be kind. And, believe in a little bit of magic.


Cinderella remained courageous in the face of the mean girl behavior of her stop-sisters, Anastasia and Drisella. Stepping out of her comfort zone as she walked into the ball all alone took strength and courage. In this latest version, we really see that when she says, “I’m only a girl, not a princess,” to which her footman replies, “And, I’m only a lizard, not a footman. Enjoy it while it lasts.”

Although, the version I grew up with did not state it in those words, that was what I learned. It was really nice to finally hear it put into words. What excellent advice those words are for anyone, especially little girls. What a terrific line to remember whenever we need to step out of our comfort zones. Enjoy the moment; after all, the worst part is the first step and the uncomfortableness will pass quickly.

Of course, Cinderella’s kindness to all creatures was much more evident. After all, her best friends were animals, mice even. She was even kind to her awful step-mother and step-sisters, no matter how badly they treated her. Remember, they moved into her home, then proceeded to try to take everything from her.

Of course, don’t we all still want to believe, even a little bit, in magic?


Kudos to Kenneth Branagh. His Cinderella was masterful and magical. Thank you, Mr. Branagh, for a fantastic new version and for teaching children to have courage, be kind, and believe in magic.

If you haven’t seen it, yet, go. Find it a your local theater and see it. You’ll be glad you did.

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Thanks bunches. Have a delightful day and a magical month.


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