I blogged about this holiday last year, but I like it so much I’m doing it again. February 26 is Tell a Fairy Tale Day. You can share your favorite one, or go find a new one. Of course, there are lots from Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, or, if you feel like it, you can find more fairy tales and folk tales from all around the world.
“Praise the Lord.
How good it is to sing praises to our God,
how pleasant and fitting to praise him!”
February 26 is Tell a Fairy Tale Day. It’s a great day to make up your own or tell an old favorite.
Here are a few of my favorites: the original Beauty and the Beast, Han’s Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, and the brothers Grimm’s surprisingly gruesome Cinderella. Of course, I enjoy the Disney movies as well, but take a moment to read their inspirations. You might be surprised.
Many fairy tales (including The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast) feature good people placing another person’s needs above his (or more often her) own. It seems to me that there’s definitely something to learn from these short, easily dismissed children’s stories.
“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.”