My little family loves the movie, The Greatest Showman.
Thomas and I went to see it at the movies by ourselves, and thought it was pretty great.
The kids had been hearing about it at school from all of their friends… things like, “OMG, it’s the best movie I’ve ever seen!” and, “You have to go see it. Like NOW.”
Heck, they even came home, started listening to the soundtrack on YouTube and had every single line of every single song of the movie memorized before they actually even saw it.
And when the movie finally came out on Amazon to buy, they begged.
But they didn’t really need to ’cause we (Thomas and I, who only ever buy movies once in a REALLY bright, blue moon) bought that thing in seconds flat.
That was about three weeks ago.
And we’ve watched it a total of five times already.
So yeah… we love that movie.
The music, the acting, the dancing…the entertainment value is just so high, but one of my very favorite things about the movie, actually, is the quote they put up on the screen at the end.
It’s something P.T. Barnum said, and the truth of it gives me chills just about every time I see it.
“The noblest art is that of making others happy.”
That’s it. There it is. Truth.
‘Cause I think it’s really real that THE thing is this life that truly brings any one person any significant amount of happiness is just that… making OTHERS happy.
That’s when the joy hits hard.
And I think God designed it that way on purpose. (Which is just so…brilliant.)
And P.T. Barnum figured that out early on, realized its importance, and went at it with all he had (screwing it up a bit a long the way, of course, like we all do).
And that made all the difference.
Gosh, living a life of joy, making other people happy?
Noble doesn’t seem to cover it.
And it just so happens that this princess cake was made last week in response to a request from Icing Smiles, a wonderful organization which helps connect willing bakers/cake artists with families in need of a special cake for one of their children usually due to a sickness or debilitating disease in the family.
This one was for little Elise who was turning five… who loves Disney princesses, the color pink and all things princessy and girly.
And I was so very happy to make her happy.
I can just see P.T. Barnum smiling, now. 😉
If you’re a cake decorator and would like to be an Icing Smiles Angel (someone who volunteers to create a custom cake for family impacted by the critical illness of a child in your area should the need arise) check out the Icing Smiles website where you can sign up to get involved.
I promise you it’s not only noble, but so very very worth it. Xx
The full, step by step video tutorial of how I created this princess cake and SOOO much more,
is on Cakeheads.com!