There are so many themes we can tackle in the movie Cinderella. Today I’d like to focus on just three. The first is Prince Charming. I think all of us at one time or another have pictured ourselves married to Prince Charming. Yet most of us wake up to regular lives and regular guys. So what happened? I think we came to the realization that perfect doesn’t exist this side of heaven. But I bet you are married to someone who at one point was charming. It may have been decades ago but something drew you to that person. Things might be so bad that you have difficulty even imagining what drew you to him in the first place. But for today...try to remember what it was. Release him from the ideal of Prince Charming and allow him to be who he is. You don’t need him to be your Prince Charming anyway. Yours is waiting for you in heaven..white horse and all.
And to all the single readers out there. …. Take it from someone who knows, stop fretting and searching for what you have decided is ideal. The guy you least expect might have a glass slipper in just your size. Stop spinning your wheels and allow God to be your prince until an earthly one shows up.
Speaking of the glass slipper, that brings me to our second topic. The lengths women go to….. to make it fit. What are we thinking? Really? Sometimes it is painfully clear that our foot is too small or too big to step into a situation, yet we proceed to just keep trying to make it fit. Sometimes its better to just walk away or never become involved in the first place. We need to learn to become more introspective and ask ourselves and God if we have any business doing the things we are doing, fighting the wars we are fighting on behalf of ourselves, our spouse,s our children or whatever we decide is our cause. Should you really being doing what you are doing? Or are you trying like mad to make something fit that just doesn’t?
Lastly, what is this thing called happily ever after? Seriously? I cannot sit here and tell you that if you find the right guy or the right job or the right kids or whatever that life will just be ducky everyday. We both know that is simply not true. I can tell you that if you make the best decisions you can and you do it with a heart that longs to be faithful to God, you will have more good days than bad. When you do what you can to surround yourself with love and joy, you have more “happily” days. When you concern yourself with others, you have more ups. Those are things we can all do in some simple way. Start today! What is one thing you can do today to have a “happily” day? Read a book, take a walk, play with your kids, cut your husband a break, call an old friend, book a vacation, take a bubble bath. Oh right, I said one thing…well, pick one and do it. Create your own happily day
But what about ever after? We have been offered the best happily ever after there is with Jesus in heaven. That’s the only one I know of…I hope to see you there.