I’m not gonna tell you tales of fantasy, where a beautiful princess was saved by a brave and handsome prince and then they live happily ever after.
Living happily ever after is not only happening in a fairy tale. Yes, it can also happen in real life. We can actually live happily ever after even without the knight of the shining armor for ladies and the beautiful princess for men.
Living happily ever after means you are having a life that is getting happier every day. In other words, your life today should be happier than your life yesterday, and your life tomorrow should be happier than your life today – and it goes forever.
The essence of living happily ever after is to have a continuously growing happiness in your life, and not to have an instant major happiness that will eventually worn-out.
So how can we have a growing happiness?
Constantly developing happiness is achieved by constantly working for happiness. Work means effort and sacrifice, and even means pain. But pain doesn’t always mean sadness. Pain could mean joy, especially if it can successfully produce patience, endurance, and love, which are things that can make us stronger and happier in life.
We encounter problems and challenges every day, but they’re not actually the ones who take away our happiness from us. What ruins our happiness is our own negative reaction to those challenges.
Living happily ever after is facing our daily problems wearing a smile, knowing that those problems are opportunities that can make us even happier in the coming days.
Living happily ever after is living a perfect life – a perfect life that doesn’t mean to be flawless, but a life that can constantly go stronger and happier even with a flaw.
A perfect life doesn’t mean you have already everything. It doesn’t mean you are living without problems. But a perfect life means realizing the essence of life as you live it every day.
Live happily ever after by making your days and nights even better.
Live happily ever after by helping people so that your heart may become more cheerful day after day.
Live happily ever after by forgiving people so that your sleep may become sweeter night after night.
Go and workout your body so that it will become stronger and you become more active to work every day.
Eat healthy foods so that you become healthier day to day.
Go and study. Don’t stop learning so that you may become smarter and wiser every day.
Save or invest your money so that you may become richer day after day.
Be honest and make no lie every day so that you can always walk with integrity.
Try your best to practice those things starting this day and every day so that you may live happily day after day and ever after.
And if you fail a day, always get up and rise again to try and try and make yourself better ever after.