Snow White has been loved and admired by generations of girls. She is known for her beautiful appearance and trademark princess dress, yet some of her other important qualities are not given enough credit. Snow White was more than just a pretty face. Here’s a list of his top five traits, things we could all use a little more.
Snow White was always optimistic that one day she would find true love. In the Disney movie, she is initially shown working as a maid and dressed in tattered clothes, but singing and hoping that one day true love will find her. Even after being abandoned in the forest by the hunter who was supposed to kill her, she never adopted a defeatist attitude. He believed that even when things were difficult, he would find a way to be happy.
From her days as a humble servant to the time she spent living with the dwarves, Snow White never shied away from lending a hand. Whether it was cleaning, cooking, or coming to the aid of an emaciated old woman, she was always ready to help. Some would say that helping the old woman, the evil queen in disguise, proved that no good deed goes unpunished. Instead, consider that Snow White knew she needed to protect herself from strangers, but didn’t let her fear paralyze her from taking action when she thought she needed their help.
No matter what the situation is, Snow White was always in a good mood. Whether it was drawing water from a well as a servant, or finding herself surrounded by strange animals in the forest, or cleaning an incredibly dirty cabin for the dwarves, she would always sing, smile and be happy. This little princess is as happy with her rags as she is with her beautiful dress. She shows us that even when faced with a difficult task, you can make things seem a little better when you have a positive attitude.
Yes, Snow White knew how to persevere. She was a princess forced to work as a servant, but she did not lose hope for a better life. They left her alone in the woods after being told that her stepmother wanted her dead, but she found a way to move on. It’s true that most of her royal skills made her look like a glorified housekeeper, but considering everything that had happened, we know she was more. The reason we don’t think about her ability to be tough and move on is that she never complains about her misfortune. But the fact that he went ahead without complaint is why this was one of his most admirable qualities.
Most of the people facing the same obstacles as Snow White would not emerge as kind people. When faced with constant injustices and hardships, most of us find it difficult to maintain an attitude of solidarity towards others. Consider how this fairy tale would change if Snow White had allowed her misfortune to harden her heart. Yes, he could have avoided eating a poisoned apple, but perhaps his prince would not have found it. Or back off further, maybe if she had been a brat to the hunter ordered to kill her, he might not have felt sympathy for her. However, Snow White remains kind to the end and that is why she can eventually live happily ever after.
Most of us would do well to follow the example of this sweet little princess and learn to see life the way she saw it. While as adults it is difficult to modify our habits to adopt a different perspective, fortunately it is easier for our children. So enjoy the classic Snow White tale with your child and consider how you can teach him to embrace some of his best qualities.