ARE YOU WILLIING TO KISS A FROG?
I promised myself I was going to see the animated movie, The Princess and the Frog. I'm sorry to say that I have yet to see it. A black princess. That in itself was worth seeing. We need more positive role models for our children, but I digress. Here's the synopsis as I understand it. The prince has been cut off by his family and is looking for a come up. Ha ha I used "come up" in the vernacular. I crack myself up. lol Okay so back to the story. The prince sets his sights on a young woman who has money and position. He practically makes a pact with the devil, and it's downhill from there.
Turns out he makes a pact with this voodoo magician who transforms him into a frog. The only way to break the curse is to find true love; to get a princess to kiss him while he's still a frog.
I've kissed a lot of frogs. I wish it was that easy. I am a queen and I believe every queen deserves a king. Unfortunately, there have been a lot of pretenders to the throne. In the movie there is an ambitious young woman and the prince mistakes her for a princess. After some convincing she kisses him, but now she's a frog too! How many times have you allowed yourself to turn into something you're not just so you could say you had someone? Self-love; sometimes the hardest to achieve.
Through various misadventures the thought process changes for both. Remember if you change your mind you can change your life. In the end they learn to appreciate the good in each other. Better yet, they recognize that where one is lacking the other has.
I share all this to say that what stands out for me in this plot is that neither one can be free unless they work together to be better. That's what marriage and partnership is really about. We're stronger together. I do however; like the fact that once they're back in human form the prince supports the princess and her dreams and they lived happily ever after. It wasn't until they accepted the shortcomings and saw greatness in each other that things began to change.
I want what everybody else wants. Not looking for a white knight to save me. I do however; want someone who demands I be at my best and gives the same. Someone who wants the best for me and supports my dreams. When we're together we create bigger dreams.
Question: Are you looking to transform someone?
Does your partner make you want to be better?