Today I had the privilege  of attending a dance recital for young ballerinas.  Wow, it was such a treat!  All those shining faces and beautiful smiles, not to mention the costumes.  They were all glowing from wearing those fluffy tutus!  I remember what that felt like.  I remember the pink leotard and the tutu made of layers and layers of pink tulle.  I felt like a princess.  I imagined all these wonderful things that are associated with princesses.  You know the castle, the pearls, the diamonds, the prince…all of it.  It was just the best feeling, all that fantasy.  The world was alive with possibility and abundance.  The other great thing about that costume and the dance recital was the praise for my participation.  Everyone told me how gorgeous I was and what a great job I did.  I’m sure I forgot my steps and forgot to smile, but this didn’t matter, I was all that mattered.  Blissful.

Honestly, I was thinking while they were performing, how could I make a skirt that some how involved pink tulle that wouldn’t make me look like a kindergartener.  I was actually working this through in my mind.  So funny, what I was really reaching for was that feeling I got from wearing the tutu as a young girl.

What I’m saying to you today is don’t forget this little girl who lives in us all.  Even if your life is not exactly the way you planned and all those “princessy” things seem to have alluded you.   You are all that matters.  You are the princess of your own life, so celebrate it!

Next time you see a little girl in a ballerina costume, remember that great women begin in little packages.

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