I believe happy endings come in all forms and fashions. Some in a box with a bow, some in an old rumpled paper bag.
Personally, I’m ok being satisfied and/or feeling content. I’d definitely place these two words under the happy endings banner.
Consider: a point where the thing we aren’t happy with wraps up and concludes. In this instance, a happy ending might bring this or that chapter to a close.
Those moments in time are at an end, and now you can start fresh.
In the fairy tale realm, I believe that Cinderella was happy to eventually wed the prince, as well as being happy to be out of the mad house she’d once resided in.
You know the one, with her awful stepmother and stepsisters.
Hansel and Gretel found their way out of that hot oven, witnessed the evil hag meeting her end, and were soon back with their family. That’s a happy ending too!
In real life I believe when you exit a job that you’re unhappy with, whether you leave of your own volition, or are let go, this too is a happy ending.
The stress of being there couldn’t have been pleasurable, or healthy for that matter.
Now that you have been relieved of that stress, this to me is a happy ending; to that particular situation anyway.
If you’ve been in an abusive relationship, whether physical or mental, then you find a way out of this relationship, wouldn’t you consider this to be a happy ending?
To me, the ability to hope again is reason enough to consider this feat a happy ending.
When you suffer through a illness and come out all better, that is a happy ending to once dire straits. You’re cured. You feel whole and like yourself again.
Surely, this warrants the title: Happy Ending!
A man living on the street, shaking a cup, toting a sign, may be living his happy ending. He’s had enough of the grind, and wants a simpler life with less responsibility, less baggage.
Now he carries everything he owns on his shoulder in a backpack. This is his happy ending.
Some people may only think of happy endings in terms of the ones written into books, screenplays or viewed on the Hallmark Channel. They are miffed when the cliff just hangs.
Less than happy, happy endings are unacceptable crowd pleasers!
In my opinion, even horror movies have happy endings. The killer is caught and hopefully put under the prison, killed where he or she stands, or something even more creative, that finally ends the mayhem.
Those are all the happy endings I need.
Wikipedia pointed out that as long as the characters we like survive, we consider this a happy ending. So what if the rest of the people on the planet have gone to hell in a hand basket?!
I mean we deal with enough adversity in our lives. We want the people we like in these shows, whom we may imagine are most like ourselves to come out alive, happy and unscathed.
Maybe by your own perspective and design you choose your own happy endings?
You’re satisfied, and that’s all that matters.
Whatever bridges your highest and best in your reality has the possibility of attracting one or many happy endings.
Knowing that your story isn’t over until it’s over, means your happy endings are yet to be revealed.
What constitutes happy endings in your mind?