The Princess Code

Art by MacotoWhat does it mean to be a Princess?

This is the question I asked my friends and fellow Princesses, and quickly discovered it means many things to many people! Being a princess is empowering, inspiring, fulfilling. We follow our dreams, chase after our hopes and make wishes apon shooting stars and birthday candles. Being a princess is about spoiling yourself a bit, indulging in the decadance of royalty, taking pleasure in beautiful moments and the luxury of life. Being a princess is about courage and dignity and duty and it is about fun and frivolity and joy! All these things and more form the ideals we hold in our hearts, our priniciples and philosophy.

It is for this reason that I have created the Princess Code. A list of affirmations if you like, or aspirations - things we aspire towards. These words are treasures, entrusted to me by the Princesses who wrote them, to be shared with you. Please read them, enjoy them and take them to heart.

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A Princess inspires others to follow their hopes and dreams through pursuing her own.

A Princess greets everyone with a welcoming smile, melting the hearts of friends and disarming her enemies.

A Princess has dignity, which protects her from the opinions and spite of ignorant people.

A Princess always looks beautiful, even when she is asleep.

A Princess aims for perfection in every step.

A Princess should be given fresh flowers everyday, even if she has to give them to herself.

A Princess grows in recognition and stature in proportion to how much she treats others as royalty.

A Princess reflects her inner beauty in her aesthetic choices.

A Princess goes to war against the violence of incivility with the weapons of etiquette and prodigal generosity.

A Princess lives each day from the heart, expressing herself freely and treasuring every moment.

A Princess has the right to spend her funds on beautiful things she does not need because beauty in itself is priceless.

A Princess should follow her heart and believe in her dreams, even if the whole world seems to be against her.

A Princess respects her environment and nurtures the beauty of nature.

A Princess is never too busy to give a kind word or smile where it is needed.

A Princesss most precious jewel is Hope, which lights her darkest days and shows her the beauty in every soul she meets.

If you aspire to live as a Princess, if these words ring true to you (and you dont have to agree with all of them, remember they are the words of many different individuals who are nonetheless, kindred spirits) then take this banner and display it proudly, on your blog, journal or website, and link back to this page. Declare your inner Princess!

The Princess Code Banner

I would love to hear your suggestions for future additions to the princess code. They must begin with A Princess and be no more than a sentence long. I will add suggestion that seem appropriate and fit in with the spirit of the code. To send me yours just click on the envelope below!

Here is a list of other Princesses who follow the code, please visit their sites! If you would like your name to appear on this list, just send me an email with your name and the URL of your website where the code is displayed.

Naomi : Mimi : Sistinas : Alice : Abbie : Mimi-Elizabetha : June : Janette : Tessa : Hasu : Alina : Kate : Cassis : Nagi