Updated: Feb 13
A wonderful truth about princesses is that no two princesses are exactly alike. We come from all walks of life, each bringing our own unique princess perspective and history to our kingdoms. This is a truth to be celebrated and cherished - anyone can be a princess. Though we may be of different ages, sizes, races, and abilities, our hearts beat as one. By welcoming everyone to share in the wondrous princess feeling, we can learn so much from one another. Yet for all our differences, all princesses share five simple dreams within our hearts - and it is these dreams that create the five “C” points of the Princess Crown: Compassion, Creativity, Courage, Confidence, and Curiosity.
Empathy can often be taken for granted in our busy and ever-changing world. However, a princess knows what great effects a simple act of kindness can have. Like a swan creating a ripple in a pond as it swims gracefully through the water, the echoes of compassion reach more hearts than we could ever know. Compassion is, at its core, the ability to understand what others may be feeling, and to treat them with kindness. This may be shown in many different ways - a princess might show compassion to a hard-working friend by surprising them with a batch of freshly baked cupcakes, simply to cheer them up. Or, perhaps she may show compassion by volunteering for a local charity that she supports. Compassion can be the smallest of actions, but can truly mean the world to our royal subjects.
With a little luck and determination, any princess can be a creative force of inspiration. Creativity is not merely in the elegant brush strokes of a watercolor painting, but can help a princess in all aspects of her life. Creativity is looking at the world as it could be, not merely as how it is - and with some imagination, it can transform the mundane into magic. It is taking the time to try to learn a musical instrument, it is seeing the potential in lovingly restoring an antique jewelry box, it is gathering with dear friends to plan the perfect surprise celebration for a loved one’s birthday. Creativity is learning to think outside the box, to see the possibilities, and to delight in creating purely for the joy of it.