It can happen to you when you’re Young At Heart”
Today’s Prompt is; “And they lived happily ever after.” Think about this line for a few minutes. Are you living happily ever after? If not, what will it take for you to get there?
Come on. Fairy Tales end in “……happily ever after” when they get married. Yeah….. that was the big goal in the olden days: get married. Look good, be witty but compliant and you’ll get a good husband. And live happily ever after.
I got married and stay married for 28 years before I finally realized I couldn’t be happy with him (happiness was not allowed) and had to make a go of ‘being happy’ on my own. I am happier than I was but I could use a lot more happiness in my life.
Love makes people happy…. let’s face it. When it comes down to it that’s what we all want: Love.
It doesn’t have to be Prince Charming: it can be family or friends or an altruistic endeavor for humanity. It can be a deep spiritual love although, with that, some human companionship is missed. Even people who find a great love in God or Jesus wish they had another person to share that love with.
I have love of family. Yesterday I was at the beach with my sister, niece, nephew and their kids. I felt very loved and happy to be a part of them. It was my grandniece’s 7th birthday and she wanted to go the beach so they took her and her sister out of school and came to Grand Bend. My niece and her 2 1/2 year-old came, too. It raised my spirits from around my ankles up to my head. I’m so lucky to have them.
(I had an 8:00 to 1:00 shift in the bakery. They all met at 1:30 just down the road from where I work. With all the Mercury in retrograde crap that’s going down I can’t believe I got the right shift for it!)
At 62 years old I don’t expect to live happily ever after. Life just isn’t like that…. ever…… to anyone.
I still would really like to meet Prince Charming: I’m young at heart. Someone who thinks I’m just wonderful and wants to make me happy by doing home renovations and taking me to restaurants.
But until I meet someone with those qualifications; I can be happy enough by myself.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Happily Ever After.”