We recently celebrated homecoming at my school here in Indiana. Emotions ran high as our royalty court drove across the field seated on the backs of shiny convertibles. All of us were on our toes waiting for a lucky princess to be crowned queen. Ah, the stuff of dreams.
Recently close by in West Branch, Michigan, another homecoming story was playing out. There, bullies had nominated a girl to be princess as a prank. One can only imagine the pain and embarrassment they were trying to inflict upon her.
But, it became the story of bullying turned upside-down! Instead of being bullied, this courageous young woman took on the challenge, stayed in the court, held her head high, and represented every one of us who have ever been ridiculed or harrassed or maligned. People came from far and wide to support her and cheer her on. What a glorious moment!
Stories like this just make a person feel good. They carry the power to bring hope and beauty and goodness to our lives. They are bright and shining stars.
What do you think about the courage of this homecoming princess? What would you say to her if you had the chance?
I’d love to hear your thoughts.
And as always, thanks for stopping by. . .
If you’d like to read the story on CNN, click here.