At least in this country, every little girl wants to be a Disney Princess when they get older. They want beautiful hair, beautiful smiles, and fair skin. They want to meet their 'Prince' and live happily ever after. They want a beautiful family, a loving mother and father who dotes on them, beautiful children of their own, a fat bank account, an amazing job, and to graduate from a Top 25 University. They dream big and they want it all. Unfortunately the world and life are not designed for happily ever afters. Life is a struggle, the world is cruel, and many fail in life and dreams are destroyed. People are quick to stab you in the back, steal your dreams, or even murder you in your sleep.
My advice to young girls out there who are fortunate enough to have loving parents and a loving family and friends is be mindful that life isn't always about happily ever afters and sunny days. There are going to be many dark, dreary days with stormy weather and rain. There are going to be days when you can't even find a friend. Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that made you smile. Learn how to be grateful for what you already have and be kind to everyone you meet, because everyone you meet is fighting a difficult battle you know nothing about.
Life isn't about getting everything you desire, it's about learning to accept yourself as is and being grateful for what you already have. Life is difficult. Life is a struggle. The spotlight and sun isn't always going to be on you. And you will have your share of stormy weather, sorrow, and struggle. Just never lose your integrity. I use to say, "I want to become the person I would like to meet one day.'