While I never heard that exact quote until last year's live action Cinderella movie was released, I'd like to think that I've always strived to live up to it. My parents taught me the value in being a good person, a loyal friend and showing everyone kindness.
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Growing up, sometimes it seemed like the good guys always finished last. I know I'm usually rainbows, unicorns and sunshine around here, but it hasn't always been that way. Sometimes, it seems like life is taking me along for a wild rollercoaster ride. And you all know how much I love those... not. Fortunately, I've finally found my groove.
We all go through rough times, but in doing so, it makes the good times so much sweeter. I've been reflecting about the past few years and I'm just so thankful for everything we have now. A few short years ago, Eliot and I were living outside of Boston paying outlandish prices for our apartment. I was miserable at my job. I had great co-workers, but I felt taken advantage of and lost in the corporate structure.
Today, Eliot and I both love our jobs. We have a beautiful new house that we are so blessed and grateful to have. We have a loving family and great friends. (We only wish we saw some of them more often!) Both of us have been blessed with what seems like endless creativity. (Something I thank my lucky stars for daily.) Because of that, we both have wonderful side businesses that we've created and truly enjoy.
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So tonight, I smile and look forward to the celebration to come. When Cinderella "gets to go to the ball" if you will. After all, "where there is kindness, there is goodness. And where there is goodness, there is magic." °o°