Good Afternoon Friends!
Happy Wednesday! We’re halfway through the week, and almost halfway through our “Diving into Disney” workshop! I hope you all have enjoyed these posts and activities. Around here, the baby Berry and I have been doing the arts and crafts activities together which has brought us immense joy. 🙂 Today we’re going to travel away to an ancient world of sand dunes and Arabian nights. We’re going to dive into a hidden cavern full of gold and a flying carpet. Today we are talking about all things “Aladdin”. Are you ready? Then, let’s dive in! 🙂
Honesty: means being straight and honest with others and doing what is right. This trait will allow us to earn trust by being accurate with facts and situations.
What would you do if you had a magic lamp, a genie, and three magical wishes? What would you wish for? What are the deepest desires of your heart? After meeting Princess Jasmine in a chance meeting in the marketplace, Aladdin fell head over heels in love with the Princess. Deep down, she felt the same for him. Yet, their worlds were driven apart by a caste system that prevented him for seeing her, as she is royalty and he is a common “street rat”. Throughout the movie Aladdin struggles to reveal his true identity to Jasmine. He feels morally conflicted about lying to her because deep down he is an honest man. But my favorite part of the movie, and the part that shows just how honest Aladdin is, comes at the very end. The genie is ready to give Aladdin his final wish. It is then that Aladdin sets the genie free. The thick, gold bangles on the genie’s wrists break free and for the first time in thousands of years… he is set free. It is the only thing that the genie wanted with all of his heart, and Aladdin made it come true. It is his honesty, and willingness to keep his word, that makes Aladdin a good role model for Littles.
II. Disney Bounding Outfit:
III. Little Space Activity: Make the Genie’s Golden Bangles!
Step 1: Gather your materials. For this craft you will need: 1 cardboard tube, gold paint, 1 paintbrush, 1 hot glue gun, and some small pebbles with a flat bottom.
Step 2: Cut a slit in the bottom of the tube. Then, begin to use the hot glue gun to glue on the pebbles in three rows around the bracelet.
Step 3: Let the hot glue dry. This won’t take long at all .
Step 4: Paint everything in gold paint!
Step 5: Wear your bangle and feel like the genie from “Aladdin”!
IV. Personal Development Lesson:
“An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips”. – Proverbs 24:26
Have you ever asked someone a question, and they give that moment of awkward pause? For a split second you wonder if they are telling the truth, right? For as long as I can remember I’ve had only one single rule in all of my connections: never, ever lie to me. I admit that when I was much younger, I made the mistake of telling a lie before. I felt awful. Lying usually occurs when people are too fearful to tell the truth. There may be many things at stake that can destroy their life if they tell the truth. They may fear the repercussions so much so, that they feel that telling the truth is impossible. I understand this fear well.
In your D/s relationship, I implore you to make a rule that you will always tell the truth between you and your partner. Lies will erode the base foundation of your relationship. All of us are only as good as our word. If you tell your partner that you’re going to do something, do it. Follow through and don’t make up excuses for not being able to complete the task. If you’re unable to do a task given by your dominant tell them why. Be honest about it! Your dominant might be disappointed, but by being honest there is always a way to work together to amend the task to be more achievable.
Now I’d like to pause here for a moment and discuss what to do if you don’t feel comfortable opening up to your dominant or submissive. I’ve had friends come and share with me stories about how their partner has such a bad temper that they don’t feel comfortable opening up their thoughts and feelings. They feel scared about upsetting their partner so much that they hold things inside. My response to this situation is always this: if your partner has such a temper that you aren’t able to have a healthy conversation, then you don’t need to focus on having a D/s relationship at the moment. Instead, focus on the communication in the connection itself. Sit down and express to your partner how their behavior makes you feel. Lay it all out there because both parties should always feel safe in the relationship! You deserve to always be able to share your honest thoughts, and for them to do the same. If that fails, then you might need to have more deep conversations about the direction of the relationship.
Today your critical thinking questions are as follows:
When did you face a time where it was difficult to be honest with your emotions? How did you overcome the situation? Do you believe that honesty is always the best policy? Why or why not?
Don’t forget to come watch “Aladdin” with me and my friends, tonight on our Discord server at 5 PM PST https://www.mrbones.zone/chat . Tonight we will be showing the following double-feature:
- 5 pm PST: The Live Action version of “Aladdin”
- 7 pm PST: The animated version of “Aladdin”:
I can’t wait to see and chat with all of you!!