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Life Vest Inside has had the very good fortune of finding writers willing to share their Kindness Stories/Articles with us. One of our special recurring writers is David Jablinowitz, Op-Ed Editor at Jerusalem Post, who is famous for his “bus stories.”

Tinker Bell

In 1904, J. M. Barrie introduced the world to Peter Pan, Wendy Darling, and Tinker Bell. The story was popular with children and adults. In 1938, Walt Disney bought all the rights of the Peter Pan story and made Tinker Bell the icon of the Walt Disney Company and the symbol of the magic of Disney. Tinker Bell has also become the centerpiece of Disney Fairy movies.
Tinker Bell is more than a common fairy. Her name, Tinker Bell, has special meaning. The word Tinker means to make or repair. Many people might remember Tinker Toys. Bell is the sound of the fairy language.
In the Peter Pan stories, Tinker Bell’s purpose was to be protective, helpful and kind to Peter. She would encourage him and remind him to hold ‘lovely wonderful thoughts’. There was magic in her ‘fairy dust’ that she dispersed often.
Appearing in many plays and movies, a most memorial performance was in the movie ‘Hook’ starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman and Julia Roberts as Tinker Bell. The story was that Peter Pan left Neverland and became an adult, husband, and father. Unfortunately, Peter had forgotten much of the adventure and magic that he had known as a child. Captain Hook had kidnapped Peter’s children and Peter returned to Neverland to rescue his kids. Sadly, he had lost his magic and ability to fly; he was helpless in his fight with Captain Hook. True to her nature, Tinker Bell came to his aid with an important message that brought back his magic and ability to fly. Tinker Bell whispered in his ear, “If you want to fly, you have to have happy thoughts!” Peter began to think happy thoughts, rose to the occasion, and rescued his children.
The message for us all is clear; if you want to ‘fly’, you have to hold ‘happy thoughts’. Negative thinking will bring you down!
~ Loren D. Lasher

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