When it comes to living happily ever after, there’s good news and there’s not-so-good news. The good news – happily ever after is possible – at least that’s what I believe.
The not-so-good news – we’ve got to put in some effort; there’s no yellow brick road guaranteed to lead us there and Emerald City does not hold the answers.
Dorothy, the cowardly lion and the rest of them already tried – treking all the way to Emerald City only to find that Oz, the Great and Powerful didn’t have what they thought they needed to be happy. They had it all along!
People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness. ~ Ritu Ghatourey.
I think we all know how easy it is to fall into that trap, so my plan is to rig my home with reminders – affirmations and inspirational quotes sprinkled around in key places: like the back of the chair where I drop the TV remote; the kitchen counter where mail tends to pile up; closet door; slip one under the frame of the floor length mirror at the end of the hallway – places like that. I’ll let you know how it works out.
Anyway, here are 10 affirmations and inspirational quotes that I found most engaging. (Remember if viewing on a mobile device you may need to zoom out to see the full poster).
So the Princess married her Prince Charming and they lived happily ever after. . . as the fairy tales go. But what does THAT mean? Is it even possible in real life? And if it is, what would our happy-ever-after look like?
It’s pretty tough to explain what happiness is. Have you ever tried? Efforts date back to Aristotle and Plato centuries ago.
So here’s where I think we should make sure we’re on the same page. And maybe a negative definition would be helpful.