I know, I know – I’m a night early and should be doing this tomorrow evening but I’m out tomorrow and I’m sure there is someone somewhere on the Blogosphere who is eagerly awaited my verdict 😳 is there? Hello? Hello? Yoohoo?
Anyway here we go ……….
Once upon a time there was a little boy on his way to the park to play football. He was hurrying as he wasn’t allowed out for too long and was looking forward to seeing his friends.
As he came down the road he saw an old lady. She was almost bent double carrying two heavy bags of groceries. As the little boy approached he could see how much she was struggling.
“Can you help me across the road?” she cackled at the little boy with a toothless smile
The little boy was startled, she truly looked like the old witch in Hansel and Gretel. He hesitated, boy was she a scary sight! And he was desperate to get to the park – but he was a kind little boy so took the heavy bags from her knarled old hands and dutifully carried them across the road.
When they reached the other side she smiled her thanks and in a flash of light turned into a beautiful princess who granted the little boy three wishes ……….
The moral of this story is this – beauty is on the inside – never judge someone from how they look – there just may be a beautiful princess inside!
This is the story I’ve told to all four of my children as they were growing up – always telling them not to judge from the outside.
Of course it has backfired a few times – like the time I took 1st and 2nd born down to the nursing home I was currently working at and they looked expectantly at all the old ladies awaiting a transformation and three wishes …….. 😄
Anyway my week of not using a mirror and finding my inner beauty has not gone bad at all – I will confess I relapsed at the weekend but that was unavoidable.
No kind child offered to carry my shopping though – probably just as well as I didn’t have any wishes to give away!
I also came to the conclusion that I don’t look in the mirror half as much as I thought I did – probably why I look like a scarecrow most of the time – a happy scarecrow 😃