It's no secret that everyone wants their own "happily ever after." We dream of finding our soul mate, expect true love that lasts a lifetime, create our version of the perfect family, and envision the ideal life. But let me let you in on a little secret...
Life rarely works out perfectly.
Life is messy,
but that's what makes it so beautiful.
Although the chances of getting to that "happily ever after" that so many of us desire are relatively slim, that doesn't mean we are destined to a life of unhappiness. Life can be perfect, through the trials, challenges, and surprises that shape the person we become. Life is beautiful because it is imperfect.
It is perfectly normal to have dreams of a fairytale life... and it is okay to want a life that leads to happiness, love, laughter, and friendship. But we also must acknowledge that the road to getting there will NOT be perfect. There will be bumps along the way, but in the end, it's what we do during those "bumps" that define us. Do we take them as a chance to challenge ourselves, to learn, to grow?
Evaluate your own vision of a fairytale life. I am sure some aspects have already come true... and if they haven't, take some time to acknowledge all that you ARE blessed with; it could be a fairytale after all.
"Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, Never will I leave you; Never will I forsake you."