Day 15 of “Diving into Disney”: Rafiki

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Good Evening Friends!

Tonight as I sit here and type out this post to you I cannot help but smirk. The topic for today’s post is patience. Patience! Of all the character quality traits, us Littles are not known to have patience (lol). In fact, just several days ago I made a tweet that read: “Rule of thumb: if your Little wakes up before you, you might as well wake up too because we don’t have a lot of patience”. 😉 But alas, learning to have patience is an important skill and trait to adopt so we will cover it in this post, and who better to learn from than a very patient baboon named Rafiki (from Disney’s “The Lion King”). Are you ready? Then, let’s dive in! ❤

I. Rafiki: 

Patience: the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.

In “The Lion King” there are many notable characters. We always remember Simba (of course) who becomes king of Pride Rock. We remember Mufasa, Simba’s father, who sacrificed himself to save his son. We remember the evil lion-uncle Scar who tried to overthrow Simba. And we remember the comedic relief characters: Timon and Pumba. But little is spoken about the wise and patient baboon, Rafiki, who helps Simba remember who he is inside. At the start of the movie, Rafiki is the one who welcomes Simba into his place as the next heir of the pack by lifting him up high above the pride land animals. Later on after Mufasa’s death, he helps Simba remember that his father lives on through him. While everyone is shaken up by Scar attacking the pride lands, Rafiki accepts how things are, and then begins to formulate a plan to help Simba. We can all learn to weather the storms of life with a calm, clear, patient head instead of reacting quickly and getting upset… and that is why Rafiki is a wonderful role model for Littles. 🙂

II. Disney Bounding Outfit: 

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III. Little Space Activity: Make a Mask to Look Like Rafiki! 

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IV. Personal Development Lesson: 

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There are so many things in life that feel unfair. We will go through situations in our D/s relationships that feel unfair, wrong, and that anger us greatly. There might be times when you or your dominant make a grave mistake that impacts the relationship significantly. Know that you are far from alone. Many of us have been there. It is in these times of strife that I encourage you to have patience. We might want to explode and get angry, but shouting and throwing a tantrum never really solves anything. Instead, wait until you can talk to your partner in a healthy manner. Just as Rafiki helps Simba to stop running and face his fear of reclaiming Pride Rock, so too can we face our own issues and grow from the experience. Littles might not be known for patience, but we all have room to grow, thrive, and become better people. ❤

Today’s critical thinking questions are as follows:

As a Little, how do you practice patience in everyday life? Is it possible to have infinite patience? What are some situations that make you struggle to be patient?

Don’t forget to come chat with me and all of my Little and Dominant friends on: https://www.mrbones.zone/chat

I can’t wait to chat with all of you!!

Much love,

~Penny xx

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