All through history, little girls have dressed up and dreamed of being a Princess. They dream of a Prince riding in on a white horse to take them away into a fairy tale that never ends. They dream of living in a magnificent castle with maidens to help them with their every whim. However, many of these little girls dreams never come true – or so they think.
Let's examine a fairy tale and a castle – individually of course.
A fairly tale has a beginning that is often a sad and unhappy life that progresses to the point that it is dreadful. Then the fairy tale has a wonderful single act that ends in “happily ever after”.
Now let's examine a castle. When one thinks of a castle, they often think of a place where they feel safe. They have beautiful things around them all the time. Life seems to be calm and enjoyable.
Now, let's examine life as we live it. We each have a bit of trials, sadness, and of course dreaded days or weeks. Sometimes there seems to be no end too these trials. Yet we have those wonderful times in our life when we as gals feel like a Princess. A single day in our lives when that perfect man or Prince as we refer to him in our courting days - rides in to take us away to our new life.
As we begin to set up our home in a beautiful, clean and welcoming way, we find our castle. We make a house into a home where we feel safe. We feel safe from the outside world. We feel loved and we have beauty all around us. Our homes becomes our castles. They provide all the things that ancient castles provided. They do this in a comfortable and yet familiar way.
Maybe we don't have maidens, but then were they not really just slaves. Maybe we don't have knights to protect us but then we do have the Navy, Army, Marines and other armed forces to protect us from harm.
Our homes are our castles. They are what we make of them. We can have a fairy tale ending. We can live as Prince and Princess in our private castles all the days of our live.
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