I never realized that until today! I was reading an article about Sylvester Stallone and discovered that he was a starving actor/writer when he wrote Rocky. As a matter of fact, he wrote the whole story in one day out of sheer passion. And becauseof his persistence he was able to sell his story and star in it.
The story he told was an inspirational story about an underdog who never gave up. He detailed in an edgy and artistic way how hard work led to Rocky’s big break! And life definitely imitated art because Rocky is what led to Sylvester Stallone’s big break as well!
That is exactly what the Cinderella story is about …Success after a longtime oppression!
Basically freedom from slavery! The last post about conquering fears fits perfectly with this theme as well…fighting our fears/weaknesses, conquering our “demons” and rising above limitations in order to become the person we were meant to be!
I always thought there must be some other message behind Cinderella besides teaching girls how to be gold diggers …and I finally got it!
How have you used persistence and perseverance to rise above a challenge in your life? What other messages do you think exist in the Cinderella story?