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Once Upon A Time

The last several weeks I have been watching a series on Netflix with my daughters every night that originally aired between 2011 and 2018.  They have both watched some of the series throughout the years, but never really worked their way through all of it, so we decided to dive in while having so much home time.   I had never had a chance to watch any of it and have enjoyed spending the quality time with my daughters enjoying the nightly binge-watching and reminiscing about the old stories and fairytales that I used to read to them.

This is a series that is based in a town called Storybrooke Maine, but centers around all of the old fairytale storybook characters from long ago, only they have taken on current roles and a new name.  For example, The evil queen is now Regina, the Mayor of Storybrooke.  The Dark One or Rumplestiltskin is now an owner of the local antique shop.  Mary Margaret and David are still in love as they were when they were Snow White and Prince Charming from the old days.  And Emma, who comes to Storybrooke later as the new Sheriff finds out she is actually the long lost daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming.  As you can see, the story keeps getting more and more entwined with new characters being introduced weekly like Captain Hook, Peter Pan, Belle, Ariel, Ursula, and on and on.  Even Dorothy and the Wizard step in now and then. 

Every character is now starting to remember who they were in the past while living in the current world and understanding that all they really want to do is to find their happy ending.  After all, that is what we all want right?  Yes, we all want to find our happy ending and In fact, I believe that we all have a fairytale that we hold close to our hearts that we can relate to and secretly hope our lives resemble.  

What is your once upon a time?  What are the times in your life that you hold near to your heart?  What is the story that you once wrote for your life?  Did it turn out that way?  What is the fairytale or the storybook character that you can relate to the most?  Did you find your Cinderella or your Prince Charming?  Did you defeat the Evil Queen whoever that might be?  Who were you the Hero for?  We all have a story, we all have a mission and a vision for our lives, and everyone deserves their happy ending.  

Once upon a time, I dreamed about what I wanted to do, who I wanted to be with, how my life would look, and what my happy ending would be.  Right now, because I believed in my heart that my dream would come true, I am living it today and realizing all the things I envisioned at that time.  You see, once upon a time can be the now and forever if we truly believe it in our hearts.  I hope you have found yours and if not yet, just keep believing and moving towards your dreams and your beautifulife, it is there for you.

My affirmation for you this week is

“I am the author of my story and believe in my heart that all am hoping for will come true”


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