There is no such thing as fairytales or fairytale endings!!!

 There is no such thing as fairytales

‘And they lived happily ever after’…

A fairytale is a type of short story that typically features folkloric fantasy characters, such as dwarves, dragons, elves, fairies, giants, gnomes, goblins, griffins, mermaids, talking animals, trolls, unicorns, or witches, and magic or enchantments. In less technical contexts, the term is also used to describe something blessed with unusual happiness, as in ‘fairytale ending’ or ‘fairytale romance’ (though not all fairy tales end happily).

  • From snow white and the 7 dwarves to sleeping beauty, they all buttress the statement I made earlier about happy endings. If you had asked me what my stand on fairytales was, as it relates to life, my answer would sound like this ‘there is no such thing as fairytale romance; life is the reality of fairytales’

One day, I was watching the movie Shrek with my kid sister, and I was really intrigued with the plot of the movie. After the movie, my sister looked at me and with a sigh she said ‘if life was like a fairytale’

With a second thought to my response, I said ‘it could be…’

Wait! Did I just say that??? I surprised even myself with that response I gave; but when I allowed myself to reflect on my initial belief about fairytales, and what facts my belief was hinged on, I knew I was wrong…

 Yes, life can have a fairytale ending, relationships can have the fairytale romance… the problem is we concentrate on the ending of the story/tale and forget the part that I belief defines the story-the villain

Most fairytale stories follow the same plot and they are easily predictable; you can tell what will happen from the beginning of the story. In every fairytale, there is always the hero/heroine and the villain. The villain is actually the spice to the story; the climax/ anticipations come when the hero confronts the villain (and of course we all know who will win!). The ‘happily ever after’ part comes after the villain has successfully defeated the villain that is standing between him and his happiness.

So it is in life; life is full of villain, relationships are full of villain. There is always something threatening the happiness in your life and relationships. But the defining moment is how you chose to approach that villain. Fairytales have happy ending because they chose to confront and defeat the villain; no matter how long the battle between the hero and the villain last, the hero always comes out the winner. Life too can have such ending!

Believe it or not, there are people who are living that fairytale life, because they have defeated the ‘villain’ in their life. The ‘villains’ we face in life varies from person to person; they could unemployment, loss of loved ones, disappointments, rejections, and so on.  You shouldn’t run from them, because they are the ‘wilderness’ you must pass through to enter your ‘Canaan’ flowing with milk and honey!

In your business, face your villain

In your relationship, face your villain

Remember, no ‘perfect’ marriage is made in the stars; it is actually the union of two imperfect people who were willing to make it work.

The success stories you hear today were not made in heaven; they were written by men and women who decided to face and defeat the villain on their path to greatness!

You too can have that perfect marriage you see in fairytale movies; you too can enjoy that life of ‘unusual happiness’…the question is you willing to ‘face the villain’ so as to enjoy the ‘happily ever after’…

Drop your comment friends… we would love to hear your story and what you think about fairytales…

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