It is only possible to live happily-ever-after on a day-to-day basis. (Margaret Bonnano, science fiction writer)

Tales that usually begin with “Once upon a time…” often end with “… live happily-ever-after.” And we wish it were so. If we could read the sequel, we might discover that, as Bonnano suggests, it was more day-to-day. After all, that’s the way life really is. We have both highs and lows, and we have to work at it to keep a lasting sense of well-being.

If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies (1 Peter 3:10). For the happy heart, life is a continual feast (Proverbs 15:15).