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Happily Ever After— on a Friday

Today’s post is a brief one. Here’s my message for you, from author Margaret Bonanno, “It is only possible to live happily ever after on a daily basis.”

We all have a tendency to spend our days dreaming of a better future— dreaming of the day we’ll have a better relationship, a better house, a better job with better pay. We always want things to be better. But if we spend too long dreaming of “happily ever after” we’ll never have a chance to enjoy today’s happiness.

Of course, this doesn’t mean to give up our dreams. After all, dreaming is everything.

It pushes us to love harder and work harder — and sometimes, sleep harder. But we can expect hardships. And heartache. Expect traffic. And long lines. Terrible drivers and incorrect food orders. Expect you’ll lose people you love. Expect to question your faith. And expect you’ll heal.

“It is only possible to live happily ever after on a daily basis.” – Margaret Bonanno

Our “happily ever afters” might turn out quite differently than what we once dreamed up. But we can enjoy the kind of happiness we choose for ourselves everyday, not just the kind of happiness we hope for the future.

Happy Friday, friends.