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Published June 21, 2013

Be a Princess and Do Something Nice For Someone

How do you cheer up yourself? “Be a Princess and Do Something Nice For Someone” is the story of a friend who used creativity to cheer up herself and, surprisingly, others. We all feel depressed or “blah” sometimes. How do you cheer up yourself? Do you ever wonder how to cheer someone up?


Ribbon circlet crowns for her daughters

Jean, being a creative person and a wonderful mother, played with her daughters and encouraged make-believe acting. She would make a circlet crown of wire, covered in ribbons and then make long streamers of different colored ribbons. The streamers flowed down the girls’ backs and added to the beauty of the crowns and her “princesses.” She enjoyed making these and still remembers with joy how much fun the girls had and how princess-like they felt.


The blues about turning 35

Well, years ago when Jean was experiencing the blues about turning 35, she felt she wanted to do something to cheer herself up. The ribbon crowns came to mind along with the memories of joy shared while making them and wearing them. So at the age of 35, Jean proceeded to make a ribbon crown for herself. She placed the ribbon crown on her head and proceeded to walk downtown happily and regally with ribbons bouncing down her back.


Others wanted to hear her story

She did not stop when at first a few people looked at her curiously. But soon others approached her and asked her about her crown. Upon hearing the story behind the crown, at least ten different women and girls asked her for a piece of one of her crown ribbons to tie in their hair. She cut a piece of ribbon for everyone who asked and helped them attach or tie a colorful ribbon in their hair. Each surely walked off feeling to some degree happier or perhaps more like a princess.


Sharing made everyone happier

Needless to say, Jean felt better because she had made other people happy. She shared something of hers with others, which brightened their day as well as hers. She did something quite out of the ordinary, but isn’t that often when the best things happen? Try to think outside the box when you or someone you care about needs cheering up. The very act of being creative may make your gift of joy even more valuable and precious.

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  • Elaine Estes


  • I love stories and legends, whether they be educational, humourous, silly or touching. I grew up on the fairy tales and later grew to love legends from different times and different cultures. Find other stories and legends from Elaine, by visiting her own blog “joyful2bee“. All my articles.

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