Thumbelina

Mother: Now, here is the story of the noble dog, who saved the king from the wicked wizard. Once upon a time…
Thumbelina: Oh, mother, please. Are there any stories about… about little people?

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Ever get the feeling you just don’t belong? Like you just want a story to be written about someone like you – similar background, similar experiences, similar behavior? Life is hard on the unique. We’re told to act in certain ways and become like everyone else, so much so we feel slightly exiled when we stand out in any way. Truth is, the remarkably great people that go down in history are the ones who thought differently – and didn’t keep it to themselves. It’s time to be proud of our differences! Speak courageously and don’t allow others negativity to get in your way. As the wise Dr. Seuss once questioned: “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” In your bravery, you just might discover a life you’ve always dreamed of…just like Thumbelina. ©

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Tinkerbell

Tink was not all bad: or, rather, she was all bad just now, but, on the other hand,
sometimes she was all good. Fairies have to be one thing or the other,
because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time.
They are, however, allowed to change, only it must be a complete change.

Sometimes, we’re kinda like fairies. We get so into something that we are only focused on that one thing. We can no longer hear people speaking to us, and not even a natural disaster could distract us from it. There’s a word for this kind of determination. You know what it is? Passion. This is a feeling that goes beyond your average emotion. It’s a fire that burns deep within us that no one can extinguish. Perhaps this is where Tink gets all of her spunk. She has an attitude and speaks whatever’s on her mind – even if only one person can really understand her. I admire her for that. In fact, I strive to be like her for this reason. Besides, she’s also strong, intelligent, and pretty darn cute. So I’d like to make a suggestion: when you’re feeling a little down, throw your hair up in a fairy bun and channel her personality. A little sass goes a long way. ©