Once upon a time, there was a little girl who convinced herself the world was a magical place. She said “I do” to a man who convinced her the world with him would be an even more magical place.Then came a day where he could no longer hide his true colors, from saying “I do”, she told him “I no longer do.” The man tried to convince the little girl his world was still more magical than hers, but it was too late.
LESSON LEARNED: YOU CANNOT HIDE YOUR TRUE SELF IN A LIFE CRISIS.
The little girl packed her belongings, and moved to her own little castle. She then convinced herself that her magical world needed a prince. Off she went in the search of a prince. She found a wolf “Could you be my prince?” she asked the wolf. He puckered his lips as best he could to hide his teeth and offered the little girl a pack of matches “Here, play with this,” he said.
She accepted his gift, and invited the wolf to play in her hood.
LESSON LEARNED: PLAYING WITH FIRE WILL BURN.
The little girl cried, and cried until she lost everything she had. She lost her job, she lost most of her friends, and she even lost the most important treasure from the deepest part of her magical world: herself.
With a spoon she scooped up as much of what was left from a puddle on the floor, and delivered the drippings of herself to her fairy friend. “Can you put these pieces of sludge back together?” the little girl asked her fairy friend.
The fairy friend was not only wise beyond her years, but her heart was as big as the ocean, and could contain an unlimited amount of whales. Whales are bigger and stronger than wolves the little girl discovered.
LESSON LEARNED: IT’S NOT HOW MANY FRIENDS YOU HAVE, BUT THAT YOU’VE GOT THE ONE THAT TRULY COUNTS.
A cloud covered world replaced the magical one the little girl had so preciously built through years of wishing and crossing her fingers. She built her castle even stronger so the clouds would stay outside.
The little girl counted the rays that crept through the clouds. She drew the rainbows that she saw in the sky on bright pieces of white paper. She slowly chipped away at the walls on her castle realizing that if they kept the clouds away, they also kept her from seeing the rays of sun she wanted to count, and the rainbows she wanted to draw.
LESSON LEARNED: TO SHIELD YOURSELF FROM THE BAD, YOU ALSO SHIELD YOURSELF FROM THE GOOD.
The little girl, still a little bit lost, and a little bit covered in bandaids from the unforgotten wolf bites took her little red car and piled her little bicycle on it. She traveled to a land far far away, where the grass was green and the rolling hills were endless.
She pedaled and she pedaled and she ate pork on a stick, and funnel cakes. The little girl laughed all the clouds away. “This is the best trip ever,” she told herself every night as she fell asleep in her little red pop tent.
LESSON LEARNED: ACCEPT NEW CHALLENGES, THEY WILL TAKE YOU DOWN ROADS YOU’D NEVER DISCOVER OTHERWISE.
In the middle of this best trip ever, the little girl met a little boy. Her magical world suddenly came to a halting stop. “My knees won’t hold me up,” she said to him when he walked up to her. He held her in his arms, and told her words most little girls dream of hearing all their lives.
The little girl tried telling the little boy about the clouds and the wolves. The little boy nodded, and offered her a flower.
LESSON LEARNED: LIFE DOES HAVE HAPPY ENDINGS.
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