We are more than halfway through the fun of the Blogging from A to Z challenge. Continuing with my theme, what fairy tale characters can teach us today, today we will discuss...
N = Ninfa
When the ladies of Ferocious Five discussed which princesses to include in our serial series, War and Pieces: Frayed Fairy Tales, we wanted to find a Latin American princess. After much research, we found the story of The Bear Prince.
For those unfamiliar with the story, a quick recap:
A hunter came across a bear in the woods and had to bargain for his life by offering one of his daughters in marriage (Ninfa, his youngest, agreed). Ultimately, Ninfa finds out the bear is a prince who is cursed, and she is sworn to keep his secret. When she visits her sisters, they bully her into telling them her husband's secret by teasing her, and then she has to go on a journey to save her prince.
What can we learn from Ninfa today?
Stand your ground. Nobody can make you feel inferior if you don't let them. I know that is easier said than done, but we have to stand our ground and believe in ourselves. When we give into bullies and those who make us feel less, we give them power to continue hurting people. You might not be able to change what a bully believes, but you can at least take away their power over you.
Never give up. Ninfa faced an incredible journey to save her husband, but she never quit, pushing through some pretty incredible odds. But she never gave up, and in the end, she was reunited wit the love of her life.
Have you ever heard of Princess Ninfa?
In the final season--Season 10--of War and Pieces: Frayed Fairy Tales, Ninfa must face another journey and a terrifying enemy in order to keep her family intact. Check out the cover...
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