Tuesday, March 23, 2010

the princess and the pea.

As I reflected upon my Monday morning post about doing dishes, I realized that although some parts of my job are less than royal, there is no reason why I couldn't add a little glamour to my days.

Even Cinderella got to go to a ball after the chores were done.
I found a great story in a magazine yesterday that made me so excited about living life that I just have to share a bit of it...
A woman expressed, "Last summer I complained to a friend that I was exhausted, having no fun, living like an automaton. Nonsympathetically, she countered 'What do you think this is? A dress rehearsal? This is your life, Carol. Fix it.' I expected a pat and a kind word. Instead, I got a splash of reality square in the face. She was, of course, right. I wasn't giving my life value, so I didn't feel it had value."
How inspiring, no? After realizing, as I was doing the dishes, that I wanted a little more sparkle in my life, and reminding myself that this is not a dress rehearsal, this is the real deal, I decided to have a ball.
Dancing, decorations, delicious treats.
In attendance we had princess and princes. Queens. Jesters. And even one Pirate King.
We curtsied and bowed to one another.
We lived a dream evening with family and friends.
Following our hearts with the ones we love.
I can say I've lived as a princess. And Fitz can say he's lived as a pea.
Now is the time.

12 comments:

*Lesli* said...

oh i love this post! Thanks for the reminder! I feel like I am constantly complaining that I am tired and I wish this...and I wish that....or someday I'm going to....but you're right. the time is now! Thank YOU! (ps. i was looking for the clicker..)

JoAnna said...

this made me smile! what a fun evening! :)

Jessica Bjorn said...

You are an amazing woman! Your kids will have so many beautiful memories!

Brieanna said...

Wow! Look at Donna, what a fox!!!!!

Brieanna said...

I'm sorry we missed it!

robin said...

seriously? you are the coolest.

krf said...

Wow. I'm amazed yet again. Every time I finish reading your posts I say a little "oh I hope I'm even half this cool and creative when I'm a mom" prayer.

Cindy Lou said...

Shhh, I'm a silent, quiet follower of your blog. Being a Princess myself this post was a thrill, we need to have more balls in our lives. I find it's fabulous to dance in one's kitchen or livingroom. I love to dance with my frog prince.

HandsomeRob said...

I loved it! I might even the steal the idea for a fun family night?

Christiana said...

I love it. What a lovely idea. You are raising children who will naturally continue the habit of living every single day as though it matters.

Because it does.

Mrs. Blimes said...

Such a wonderful idea! I am so done waiting for life to start!

Samantha and Dustin said...

Love it, love it, love it!