I'm grateful for the idea of fairy tales. I'm grateful for the way they inspire children to believe in a happily ever after. I have known several adults (including myself) that have knocked fairy tales at one point or another because they give the false impression that everything is easy and happy. (And also that the princess needs saving, which has been slowly changing as a theme over the last couple years). But what if instead of telling kids that fairy tales aren't real, we just explained that fairy tales take effort? What if we explained that "happily-ever-after" was made from a series of "happily-in-this-moments?" What if we all recognized that happily-ever-after does not mean that nothing ever goes awry but instead means you have the peaceful heart to handle any of those situations? I'm grateful to be living happily in THIS moment. I'm grateful for the people in my life. I'm grateful to work. I'm grateful to live well even when faced with challenges. I'm grateful for real life fairy tales. How is your story a REAL life fairy tale? What are you grateful for today?
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.