Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses. All of us.”~Frances Hodgson Burnett, the book and movie “A Little Princess” This is a favorite quote from a favorite movie of mine. I guess some would feel that this is not the way we should teach our girls to feel about themselves. I disagree. If you have seen the movie, you see that the “little princess”, Sarah, is a very strong character. She is full of courage and fortitude and kindness and love. All attributes we need more of in our world. When I shop for beautiful flowers to plant, I always notice ladies looking at the flowers, too. Trying to decide what to plant. Trying to pick something to make the world more beautiful. I think we ladies do have that desire in our hearts for beauty in our world. We all deserve some pampering from time to time. Dear friends, I hope you are seeing the beauty of yourself today.
roses! I can remember as a young girl loving the beautiful rose bush that grew in my neighbor’s back yard. Every summer this bush would be covered in gorgeous red roses. I would pick the roses and fashion them into a small corsage to wear on my playsuit. I remember feeling so pretty adorned in those roses! I think our passions are formed at a very early age. I continue to surround myself with beautiful roses both inside and outside my little cottage apartment. What makes your heart sing each day? Is it beautiful flowers, a smile from your grandchild, a bird’s soft song each morning? “It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”~Maud Hart Lovelace