Does anybody recognize the title of my blog post? Do you know what movie it is from? Hmmm. Any guesses?
IT'S FROM CINDERELLA.. the Disney live action movie that came out at the beginning of this year. I am in love with this film and it was on in the background when I was babysitting this morning. Aaaahhh. It is so beautifully done! I could go on and on.. so aesthetically pleasing to look at, the actors/actresses, the costumes, the music, etc.. IT'S A MUST SEE.
One of the famous quotes from the movie is said by Cinderella's mother before she passes away.. "Have courage and be kind.".. This ends up being Cinderella's motto for the rest of her life. AND THIS BLOG POST IS TO EXPLAIN WHY IT SHOULD BE A SAYING WRITTEN ON ALL OF OUR HEARTS.
HAVE COURAGE. When you really think about it, we all need to be courageous every single day. It's a scary world out there and we need to be strong. We need to be able to face our fears. I would compare having courage to having faith.. IF YOU CAN BELIEVE in God and yourself, you can literally do anything. Having courage is about rising above the natural man, rising above what the world would say is your limitations. You can do anything you set your mind to-- especially because Christ will strengthen you. I truly believe that.
BE KIND. Cinderella is my favorite princess because she understood what it meant to serve others. She looked outside of herself.. and wanted others to feel important and worthwhile. CINDERELLA IS GENUINE. There is so much wrong that happens everywhere around us.. This shouldn't be the reason to give up.. BUT, IT SHOULD BE THE REASON TO BE BETTER. We need to be the good. We need to help others because WE LOVE OTHERS. Jesus Christ is the perfect example of compassion. He died so that we might live again.. He wants the best for us!
HAVE COURAGE AND BE KIND. It will bless your life. I hope we can all remember this.. and to say our prayers and study our scriptures!
XOXO. --Alec Marie
P.S. You have so much worth.. so keep going, and never give up!