1. The Hard Working Princess: She industrious – knowing that laziness achieves nothing but in all labour, there is profit. Therefore, works hard to achieve her goals.
2. The Healthy, Good Looking Princess: She constantly takes care of her health and looks her best at all times.
3. The Disciplined, Dependable Princess: Her word is her bond. She is well organized and can be relied upon in any situation.
4. The Entrepreneurial Princess: She is creative, makes things happen, and never misses a great opportunity.
5. The Compassionate Princess: As she endeavors to ‘make it’ in life, she desires to support others reach their goals too. She compassionately reaches out to those who are not as fortunate as she is.
Adapted from The Book of Proverbs 31
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