Monday, November 29, 2010


Shopping for groceries at the cold storage isle - “Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.”

Something magical once happened in Cinderella's Castle in Florida's
Disney World. Children and parents were crowded into a room waiting
for Cinderella's appearance. She made a dramatic entrance and the
children clamored around her.

Whoever hired the young woman to play the role of Cinderella found a
remarkable match. She was perfect. Flawless skin; beautiful face;
bright eyes and smile; and, she was costumed exquisitely. She looked
as if the cartoon character had come to life.

The children wanted to touch her and have her wave her wand over their
heads. She smiled down at them and the room was electric with

Electric for everyone except two boys, apparently brothers, who stood
next to a far wall, away from the other children. The older boy held
the hand of the younger, much smaller boy, whose body and face were

The look in the young boy's eyes was that of yearning. How he wanted
to be with Cinderella. How he wanted to be a part of other children.
But he held back, probably out of fear. He had likely been hurt too
many times before by children who didn't understand.

But unexpectedly, Cinderella turned and saw the boys. And she must
have noticed the longing in the little one's face, for she slowly made
her way through the throng, inching toward the far wall.

Then something magical happened. Cinderella did the most remarkable
thing -- something I'm sure she never learned in Cinderella Training
Class. She bent down and kissed the little boy's face. He smiled a
big and beautiful smile. Cinderella kissed him!

Could anything be so wonderful? Cinderella kissed him. Out of all of
the children in that room, Cinderella kissed him. No matter what
happens to him, he'll always have that -- Cinderella kissed him.

And when he looks into the mirror he will always see the face that
Cinderella kissed looking back. Who knows... for months, for years,
maybe forever stings and barbs of life will hurt a little less. And he
will stand a bit taller and feel a little more special. He'll never
forget that...something magical happened...the day that Cinderella
kissed him.

From Lifesupport.

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1 comment:

Scott said...

Great post - very touching.


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