I took my girls to see the new Disney Cinderella film on opening night a couple of weeks ago. It was such a beautiful movie – wonderfully shot. The dress scene, that I’m sure most have seen a portion of via the preview, was spectacular. My girls were enamored with Ella, and I with her Prince!
Ella was faced with hostility, humiliation and degradation, but throughout it all she managed to keep her promise to her dying mother: Have courage and be kind.
It was a phrase that my girls and I discussed on the drive home and one I’ve found myself repeating from time to time. I thought that if it had struck such a cord for me and mine, that it may have with your young girls as well.
In celebration of that, I made this free black and white printable that you can print and personalize by painting with watercolors. Match it to any color scheme and then frame it for a great daily reminder to always have courage and be kind! Me, my youngest daughter and son all painted one and I love how each turned out different! Each one ended up with a different feel. The one that made it into this post was our favorite and was my son’s (he wanted to make sure he got credit for his work!).