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

Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh is now in her 60's and still going strong despite her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). Despite that she is active in Mental Health Advocating, writing for www.IBPF.org (volunteer for non-profit) and has 5 blog posts already published by them. She is also working on 2 fiction books (mysteries). She keeps her blog filled with useful content, daily devotionals (She is a Christian), stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She has 3 blogs so far http://www.tessacandoit.com and http://www.finallyawriter.com and http://www.sunnythoughtsandprayers.wordpress.com She is from Deptford, NJ. Her family and blogs keep her busy.
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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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