If You Could Meet a Fictional Character…

In July 2012 issue of Oprah Magazine, the monthly question is “Which fictional character would you love to meet?”

Answers range from Mrs. Miniver (loved that movie) to Holden Caulfield of Catcher in the Rye to Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. There are several I would love to invite to afternoon tea but right now my attention is on Merida from the latest Pixar movie Brave.

This spunky redhead challenges traditions and takes matters into her own hands. Rather than have her fate decided for her, she steps up and takes the reins.

I love that our daughters have such a strong, smart, clever woman as a role model.

In the past, fairy tales had Princesses waiting for Prince Charming to wake them, save them and carry them off to the fictional land of happily ever after.

I’m not saying that having a man or significant other in your life is bad…I’m just saying that our happiness shouldn’t be predicated on having someone else in our life to make all the tough decisions and “save us” from scary situations.

So who would you like to meet? Share who and why on our Purposeful Women Facebook page.