Are you living your happily ever after… if there is such a thing?
It would be awfully hard to go through life without believing there’s a happily-ever-after scenario for us. Some people believe it’s a matter of finding the right person to settle down with, others believe it’s about finding the right career. No matter what it is, it’s always up to you.
For me, the greatest success in life is to live simply and find a way to be happy everyday regardless of what life has in store for us. We have the ability to make certain choices that help us create a path to happiness, but there are some things that are out of our control. Being able to find joy through tears, sadness and hardships is something we have to work at, it can be easier than most of us realize.
Our happy-ever-after should always be changing. We grow as individuals and we’re constantly learning and trying to become better person than we were yesterday, and as we change our goals change.
Prior to becoming a mother, I was focused on a career and having fun, so my happy ever after would have been way different than it is today. I feel blessed to know the joys of motherhood. Now my happy ever after includes seeing my children grow up into beautiful adults. That doesn’t take away from my own personal goals, it simply shifts what I used believe.
Most of us relate this idea to the fairy tales we read as children, but we never really found out what happened afterward, all we knew what they lived “happily-ever-after”. It could have meant anything, except we perceived it as living to old age,married to Prince Charming. Who knows, maybe Sleeping Beauty went off to college or even became a famous artist.
My happy ever after is always changing because I am.