The Magic of Literary Wonderlands
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Needing Inspiration or a Dose of Hope? Return to the Literary Wonderlands

Sometimes “adulting” can be very serious work. Ok, let’s be honest, most times, it’s very serious. In fact, many people have described the adult life as “all work, no play”. Fresh faced and optimistic to live life on our own terms at eighteen, we’re thrust into the world of responsibility and sustainability both professionally and personally and it requires a copious amount of focus, commitment and energy.

Yes, living a productive and responsible life is a respectable and mature goal but it can come in the price of loosing our capacity to be lighthearted. While lighthearted is indeed a feeing of being carefree, cheerful, free and easy, and happy go-lucky, which some consider immature and irresponsible, it’s also a feeling that is gentle, playful, and easygoing. Being lighthearted is a beautiful way of balancing the tension and tediousness of adult life.

Some days you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

CS Lewis

Take a trip down memory lane and dive into your favorite fairytale from childhood. Relax and reconnect with far-away dreams, endless possibilities, and the grit to see them through.

Perhaps restore the buried hope that you can do anything you put your mind to, and your treasure is out there waiting for you!

At the very least you’ll get a well-deserved break from the daily seriousness that can weigh you down and quite possibly receive a tiny boost of inspiration to conquer whatever falls in your path, worthy of a fairytale hero. ❤️

Tell me, what was your favorite or most inspiring fairytale as a child and why?

Keep it Simple,

Just Teri

Need a jog of memory? Try checking out the classics: Peter Pan, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs, The Wizard of Oz, Little Red Riding Hood. They never disappoint!

18 thoughts on “Needing Inspiration or a Dose of Hope? Return to the Literary Wonderlands”

  1. Hi Teri. I’m enjoying your simple and practical tips. I have mostly given up on personal development because it fed feelings of not enough rather than helped me feel ok about myself. For the last few years, my path has been about self-love and acceptance.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words❣️🤗

      I totally get where you’re coming from. We can be too hard on ourselves when we commit to personal growth and instead of feeling better we feel worse. 😕

      I share my journey because it’s way to easy to make life harder than it needs to be and like we’re not good enough. It breaks my heart.

      I do my best to “keep it simple” and like you, do it with self love. ❤️❤️❤️

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  2. Little red riding hood was my favourite from your list. I loved imagining every scene and couldn’t get enough of it. So true, sometimes we busy ourselves enough and forget to pause, breathe and live. Thanks to you now I’m thinking on getting my hands on Asterix and Obelix series 😀

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    1. 😃👍🏻
      Red Riding Hood was one of my favorites too❣️

      Setting out on our own into the scary woods of life and overcoming the wolves that are out there too.

      Not only surviving but building confidence and gaining wisdom from life experience along the way.

      Fairytales are great in describing the challenges in life and if we do our best, even after making bad choices and failure, life indeed does improve.

      The happily ever after to me is more metaphorical than actual. ❤️🤗

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      1. Well summed, the wolf scene used to keep me up my seat😀.. yes, they have so much values and life’s secrets hidden within and re-reading when older unfolds new perspectives from the same stories. 🤗❤

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  3. Well, I can’t think of a fairytale. But… my favorite favorite place (other than the beach) is Disneyland! A living fairytale! A few years back we went to Disneyland on my birthday. There is no better place to spend your birthday! …and you are never ever too old 😁

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