Good evening and welcome to the 2nd and final part of my Cinderella series. Part I was posted on my art blog yesterday. If you did not read it, I suggest you read it now. After all, what is part II without part I?? Here is the link: https://laurenmichelephotography.wordpress.com/2015/03/18/cinderella-part-i-a-little-magic/
Part I was all about the beautiful costuming created by designer Sandy Powell. Tonight’s post focuses on the main motto of the movie: “Have courage and be kind.” Ella’s mother expressed these words before [SPOILER] her death. Ella took the phrase to heart and recited it in order to endure harsh treatment from her stepmother and stepsisters. Despite being treated like a servant rather than a relative, she was gracious. However, when her happiness was on the line, she had the courage to speak up. What an example! In negative situations, it is always a better choice to be the bigger person and turn the other cheek. But, never let your kindness be mistaken for meekness. The unfortunate truth is that there are people who will attempt to take advantage of compassion. Kindness should always stem from genuine desire, not obligation or fear. Have the courage to speak up if you feel uncomfortable and/or threatened.
I hope you have enjoyed this two-part Cinderella series. If you have not already seen the movie, I highly recommend you do so.
Cinderella Movie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20DF6U1HcGQ
“Have courage and be kind. Where there is kindness, there is goodness and where there is goodness, there is magic.” – Ella’s mother, “Cinderella”
– Lauren Michele :)