Great Expectations

Workout:  6.8km walk, 2 hours gardening

Younger Sis and I have spent a great deal of time talking about the wedding yesterday.  Wasn’t it just lovely?  I need to be princess!!!!

At the very least, I need to be a princess (in the most positive sense of the word) in my own life.

After much oooohhhh and awwwwwwing over the beautiful gown, the handsome uniforms and the romance of it all, we talked about the Middletons.  I was very impressed with how this very middle-class (OK, upper middle-class) family gracefully and elegantly participated in the spectacular day.  They almost seemed more royal than the Royals!  They certainly are better dressed.  🙂

I mean, seriously, if I had all the money and choices in the world, would I EVER pick something like this?????

What is it about Carole and Mike Middleton that inspired their daughter to not only believe in herself, but also believe that she could achieve a world-class education, dress with good taste (casually) and glamour (formally), and be worthy of the love of a real life Prince?  The class system in Britian is alive and well, but Kate simply and gracefully walked through the barriers.

We know the Middletons are hard workers because they are self-made millionaires.  We know they give and expect the best from and for their children.  How do parents teach their children to reach for the stars, and feel they deserve to achieve everything great they can imagine?  Is it by example?  Is it by teaching entitlement? Is it by teaching hard work?  And whether it is education, or career, or travel, or love,  can you teach it to yourself?

Questions to ponder on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.  Still watching wedding coverage.  No kidding.

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