VTA Series: We are all swans

ugly-duckling-a-poster-1A recent study says that most people are not comfortable in their own skin until the age of 65. Seriously?! 65?!

Boy, I hope it doesn’t take me that long. I can admit to still having self doubt every day. How can we not in the society we live in? In fact, we just had a conversation at the office this morning about a flyer for a Botox Party on our message board. We debated the pros and cons and the sheer oddness at the fact that such things even exist.

While I have never considered going that route, I have spent many an hour staring in the mirror wishing for different hair, another body shape or even smaller feet!

In the past few years, I have really enjoyed Dove’s many campaigns focusing on natural beauty – like this one on how we are our own worst critics. CoverGirl recently released its commercial touting all the things that Girls Can do – and they have nothing to do with how we look. From a makeup company, that’s saying something.

I think that’s why we connect to the story of the “Ugly Duckling”. It’s all about learning to like yourself for who you really are verses what you look like. It’s about learning to fit in and being comfortable in your own skin. Even though we don’t all become the beautiful swan on the outside, we usually have some amazing stuff going on inside. We need to learn to recognize that within each other and teach our kids to find it within themselves.

That’s why I am giving away four tickets to next week’s production of the “Ugly Duckling” presented by Lightwire Theater at the Victoria. Take your kids to this story told in a new way through amazing neon lights and music. You will love this show and be able to share an important tale with your little ones.

Tell me what makes your kids beautiful in your eyes. I will select a random comment by end of the day next Tuesday.

Victoria Theatre Association announces the 2013-2014 PNC Family Series presentation of THE UGLY DUCKLING AND THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE, March 8, at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the historic Victoria Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at the Ticket Center Stage Box Office, via phone 937-228-3630, toll free at 888-228-3630, or online at www.ticketcenterstage.com.


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