Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
“Maleficent doesn’t know anything about love, or kindness, or the joy of helping others. You know, sometimes I don’t think she’s really very happy.” – Fauna, Sleeping Beauty
Disney has a new movie coming out about Maleficent. I wonder if this is a movie about Sleeping Beauty but is using the title of the bad guy.
This has happened before. There was a movie about Peter Pan called Hook.
Or maybe it’s just going to be a scary movie about a bad witch who tried to keep Briar Rose from being happy.
People who are not happy try to keep others from being happy, too. Sometimes unhappy people are only happy when someone else is more unhappy than they are.
Fauna tells me her secret to happiness.
3. Helping others
Thinking of others first appears to be the formula for being happy.
Love is thinking of others first.
Kindness is when love touches another.
Helping others is how we see love and kindness in action.
When we do these things nobody will think we are like Maleficent.
Her name makes me want to say, Boo.
Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.