From our sister institution, Dean Andrews joined us today. Before sharing his "princess story," Andy asked us all to place our feet squarely on the floor, to lift our hands and then place them on our knees, to sit up straight and take a deeeeeeeeep breath. In. Out. In. Out.
Then the story of the princess unfolded. She faced the torture of the world telling her she was not a wondrous creation, but she held on to the truth: she was wonderfully made and beloved. Andy sent us all out to live as "groovy" princesses ourselves (and a few princes too), remembering that we are beautiful and beloved creatures and a gift to the world.