Happily Ever After – prompt by the Daily Post

Happily Ever After

“And they lived happily ever after.” Think about this line for a few minutes. Are you living happily ever after? If not, what will it take for you to get there?

Well for one thing I don’t believe in Fairy Tales. I don’t believe in Happily Ever After. 

Now for me to be happier than I am now I would need an income that is higher than Social Security Disability. It isn’t anything to write home about and won’t even provide a home. That is why currently I live with my dad. I would like to have one of those tiny homes or a mobile home. I don’t need anything big. I have lived in one room for 12 years.

I would like someone to cook healthy meals for me since I dislike cooking.

I would like to be able to go to whatever doctor I need to without it being a decision of doctor or food. And some months I have to decide which doctor is more important. I have health issues I live with that I can’t afford treatment for. I need the treatment, but can’t afford it. 

And my monthly pittance isn’t considered poverty level. I can’t get food stamps or medicaid to pay what is left over from Medicare.

Nope, not living happily every after at this point. Ask me next year.


About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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4 Responses to Happily Ever After – prompt by the Daily Post

  1. jannatwrites says:

    I think happily ever after is a misguided trap…. like you, I don’t think there is a such thing. I do think being content is possible just like joy can be present through difficult circumstances. I haven’t had to choose between food and medication, so I feel for you. I’m hoping you do find yourself living happier next year 🙂


  2. Here is hoping that you find yourself something closer to happily ever after long before next year!


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