"Princess Esmeralda" is a magical story of a young girl, with the help of an enchanted seahorse, who finds out who she truly is and discovers her world is full of colour and love. It is a story for adults and parents to share with their children in a space of love and caring, so they may feel Esmeralda's story as their own. It is to let all children know how important it is to believe in who they are, to accept themselves and others, and also to understand that if they take care of their world, then they in turn will have everything they need to nourish and care for them. It is a reminder for all of us to see the world again in awe, through a child's eyes, to see the colour, the magic and the joy.
As guardians of this planet we are here to nurture all things with love, especially our children, to ensure our thoughts and actions cannot harm another living thing. Stories through all time have held an energy in the words that are passed down through generations. I want my stories to help both adults and children feel good about who they are and form loving caring beliefs about themselves and one another.
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Princess Esmeralda of the Land of Ur"The Magical Garden"
By Cynthia Thompson
Balboa PressCopyright © 2012 Cynthia Thompson
All right reserved.
Chapter OneThere was a little girl called Esmeralda and the world she lived in was grey. There was no colour to be seen, except for the beautiful golden curls on her head, which she could not see, because there were no mirrors where she lived. Esmeralda was very sad, for there was no laughter and no love given to her by anyone.
Each day Esmeralda would gaze out of her window and wonder at the world out there. Why was there no joy in her life? She believed there was something special about her, something she was meant to do, but when would she find what it was. What was the reason she was here?
One day as Esmeralda gazed through the window, she couldn't believe her eyes, for there, hovering just outside the window, was an enchanted seahorse with the most beautiful coloured wings and a smile just for her. Esmeralda opened the window and the seahorse said to her.
"Princess, I have come to give you something, something that has been waiting for you, to once again take in your hand." And with that, the seahorse gave Esmeralda a beautiful golden wand. It sparkled at her as she reached for it.
"Why do you call me Princess?" she said. "Because you are a Princess, you are Princess Esmeralda of the magical land of Ur." said the seahorse. "I have come to show you why you are here. All you have to do is take the wand that has been waiting for you all these years and wish for anything you want".
"My first wish is to have a mirror to see what I look like." said Esmeralda.
"Then wave your wand and make your wish," said the seahorse.
With that, Esmeralda closed her eyes and waved her magic golden wand. She wished with all her might to see herself finally for who she really was. When she opened her eyes, there in front of her was a huge mirror and there staring back out at her was a beautiful Princess with golden curls and a crown on her head. There was colour everywhere, beautiful flowers, multi-coloured butterflies and the enchanted seahorse.
"Who are you?" asked Esmeralda with large eyes staring at the girl in the mirror.
"That is the real you," said the seahorse. "You are the Fairy Princess you now see in the mirror. Your world is now filled with colour, for you now know who you truly are. You can wave your wand and have whatever you wish for."
With that, Princess Esmeralda once again waved her magic wand and the most beautiful colourful rainbow appeared behind her. "From this day forth" said Princess Esmeralda smiling "I shall have only colour, laughter and love in my world".
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