As children we are wired to listen intently to stories; they’re an easy way to learn a lesson, and are much more interesting than data, rules and hard facts. Stories move us emotionally as well as intellectually, which gives more meaning to the lesson in the story.
Over the next five blogs, I will offer you a short story that offers an insightful lesson. Perhaps you’ll use the story as a tool to help you look at yourself or life a little differently. What thou see-est, thou bee-est; seek something of value in each story and you will value the lesson it offers.
Story 4 of 5 – The Power of Stories: Story 4 – A Cinderella Story
Karen was invited to a costume party. She went dressed as Cinderella. When she arrived at the party she realized that it wasn’t a costume party; everyone was in regular clothes. At first she was annoyed with the person who tricked her, and embarrassed for looking so foolish. But then, she decided to make the best of it and said she came dressed as Cinderella to remind everyone that they deserve to achieve happiness. Even if you dress in the wrong clothing for an event, you don’t have to dress your mind in the wrong mental clothing – be flexible; make the best of it; life is too short to fret over such trivial matters.
Be sure to check out my latest feature in the Huffington Post:
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- Rob White’s Tips For Greater Happiness – Illustrated.
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