Friday, March 22, 2013

Words, Words, Words about Fairy Tales

Yes. Of course.

And perhaps then, you'll be in a better position to slay those dragons.

We all know the dragons of Greed, Power, and Oppression. They hoard gold that is not their own, breathe fire at the small and weak, and protect the chinks in their scales violently. These dragons might seem immortal, but really they just breed easily and are thus quite numerous. We have to keep fighting, keep drawing our sword to make the world fair and equitable, a place where all are equal in opportunity and pursuit of happiness and justice. These dragons can be slain, if enough people step up to fight.  
But what about the dragons inside each one of us? The dragons of self-doubt, self-loathing, fear, anger, worry, stress, self-pity, self-righteousness, pride? These dragons hoard the gold that is our soul; breathe fire at our self-esteem, confidence, and courage; and protect the chinks in their scales viciously.
But they have chinks, and they are vulnerable. Faith, Hope, and Love are our greatest weapons against all dragons...those that dwell outside of us and those that dwell inside of us. For a lot of people, Faith, Hope, and Love look a lot like a cross, that sword-like shape and a powerful weapon of redemption and forgiveness.
Whatever Faith, Hope, and Love look like to you, I hope you will carry them in your hands and your heart and never ever forget that dragons can, indeed, be slain. By you. You can do it.
Are you old enough to start reading fairy tales again? What dragons are you trying to slay?


  1. Great quotes and a lovely post :)

  2. OMG, Susan! You got me all teary! This is so deeply moving to me. You have expressed what I feel in my heart. I fight dragons inside and out every day, and I'm teaching my daughters to do the same. Thank-you!


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