We all are sold that life is fairytale from the time we are born. We are read stories that end happily ever after, we are bombarded with movies that sell us that life has a perfect ending and are distraught when the story doesn’t end well and feel cheated.
Maybe we do want to believe life is a fairytale and that is the crux of the problem. There are thorns in life that prick you, hurt you and often find that reality sometimes sucks. When we grow up and find out that the ideal fairytale has nothing to do with reality we start blaming others for our bad luck.
Life is not a fairytale, life is hard and it is within us to digest it, stop blaming and get on with it. With acceptance comes peace of mind and we are better able to take responsibility and do our best to play the game of life. Nobody is to blame. Life is filled with obstacles and we must learn to jump over them, and if we can’t, find a way around them.
“Only bad things happen quickly, . . . Virtually all the happiness-producing processes in our lives take time, usually a long time: learning new things, changing old behaviors, building satisfying relationships, raising children. This is why patience and determination are among life’s primary virtues. ”
― Gordon Livingston