Be Like Aladdin

Jasmine, I do love you, but I gotta stop pretending to be something I’m not. Aladdin

My grandchildren, Tuscany, 13, and Agostino, 10, were characters in the Aladdin musical this week. To me, the main point of the story is when Aladdin, who goes from poor, hungry, street rat to a prince, thanks to the Genie, realizes that being your true self is more important than riches and fame.

An important reminder for us all but especially poignant to all the teens in the cast wondering if “just being me” is really enough. Thanks, Aladdin!

Affirmation: I am who I am and that’s just fine.

Coaching questions: In what ways are you true to who you are? Think of an example. How does it feel when you are less than authentic?

IMG_0564.jpgMy grandson, Auggie, portraying the Artist Prince who was vying for Jasmine’s hand.