Friday, 30 November 2012

Day 30 NaBloPoMo - Happily Ever After??

Phew, I made it to the end of the month. Not just in terms of posting daily but just sheer making it through everything that it has thrown at me! But guess what, I have signed up for December NaBloPoMo.....Yes I am certifiably insane, and I'm loving it ;-) I will be in really great company with The Modfather and Nested already signed up to the challenge. Now, now, don't run screaming for the hills, another month of me everyday isn't all that bad!!

NaBloPoMo December 2012

This fairy tale Friday I have been thinking a little about happy endings. Fairy tales have become synonymous with two phrases 'Once upon a time...' and 'Happily ever after'

Happily ever after, is this even possible in life? Or have we been fooled into expecting that life should be a Disney movie?

Fairy tales weren't always like this, earlier versions were more gruesome and happy endings were harder to come by.

But then, even the Disney versions aren't all candy floss and chocolate, I mean within the first twenty minutes of most there is some kind of tragedy; Bambi's mother is shot, Simba's father is murdered, Cinderella's father dies.

I wonder if we do have our happily ever after but life is the messy stuff before we get to it??

Looks like I am just tying myself up in knots here!! What do you think?

Today I am grateful that I have lived through my tragedy and am living my happily ever after. I know of some families that aren't so lucky at the moment, I just hope that their happily ever after is just around the corner!


  1. I think happily ever after is a misconception. Because life is supposed to have trials and difficulties. But, I truly believe we can be happy despite our difficulties, if we choose to be.

    1. Sometimes I think our happiness comes because of our difficultes, you just have to take a step back and see the bigger picture?

  2. I think Happily Ever After is about perspective, in a lot of ways. If a person's happily ever after involves a fairy godmother, miracles, and the like, then they are likely to be disappointed. But if their happily ever after means finding love, being loved, having what is needed even if what is wanted can't always be afforded, and being able to see the good things around them, then I would say that they have a good view on things. We've been plagued with several family deaths, cancers, surgeries, financial stress, and a move, and yet my husband and I have decided that we will make a concerted effort, ever single day, to look at our blessings and find happiness in them, no matter how small. It's made a huge difference in my attitude and how I view my life and situation.

    1. I once thought life had taken so much from me, until I took a step back and realised what I got in return! I tend to see the good in most things now, sometimes you just have to look a little harder than others!

      I just know what these families are in the middle of and it makes my heart ache, it is hard to see the happiness in the middle of the sadness.


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