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Dreams can come true

You are never too young or too old to create joy in your life. Ariel in The Little Mermaid said, “Who says my dreams have to stay just my dreams?” And she’s right! There’s a certain magic sharing your dreams with someone special, and chances are that if you plan your dreams together, they may just come true in spectacular princess style!

This year, a special friend and I decided to celebrate our birthdays together with an intimate group of friends and family. We both love the magic and joy of birthdays and to make the most of this occasion, we decided on a princess themed party. I really missed not throwing a bold and extravagant party with my trademark ‘more is more’ and ‘bolder is better’ approach last year. Back then, we were in level 5 of lockdown, so my birthday dream turned into a wish that I’m making come true this year.

Dreams don’t have to stay wishes forever, but you may have to put them on hold sometimes. Cinderella had it right when she said: “If you dream a thing more than once, it’s sure to come true.” We may not all be princesses, but every girl deserves a princess party at least once in her lifetime!

Planning my birthday is often the best part. And planning a princess party is so much fun! We will be setting up a delicious candy stand and I even got to choose a magnificent regal crown for the special day! Moana said: “If I go, there’s just no telling how far I’ll go,” and in true Moana style, we are going all out!

Joy is contagious! Creating joy very often leads to more happiness! Have you ever noticed how good it feels to give? So I’ve decided to put another joyous plan in action for Easter. I will be doing a fun-filled Easter egg hunt for my children and their friends (the youngest being fifteen.) They will be going on a scavenger hunt in search of lost treasure on the beach.

It really has not been an easy or cheerful year so far, and it is tough to lighten up. We may not have much to laugh about, but research has shown that laughter has far-ranging health benefits and it’s a great tool to manage stress. It’s also contagious. Snow White told the Seven Dwarfs that “you are the only one that can fill the world with sunshine,” and I agree. Creating and planning for joy and sharing the fun and laughter gives everyone something to look forward to!

I would love to hear your ideas on how to spread joy and laughter in our daily lives.

Every sprinkle of fairy dust makes a difference and may just make another dream come true!

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