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  1. Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) says

    I don’t say “Everything happens for a reason” often but I do say “Things work out the way they are supposed to.” Similar to what you said about needing to have the journey to get the fairy-tale ending, things don’t always happen the way you want them to but, if you embrace it, the alternate path can be pretty awesome and the outcome can be positive.

  2. Miss Kay says

    “Happiness comes from within”

    My happiness comes from a folder in my laptop containing 9 seasons of The Big Bang Theory. Interesting read. Addressing some of the lies o have always questioned.

  3. Daria says

    Although I am a true believer of most of this saying and your point of view differs a lot, it was still very nice to see your point of view. And I enjoyed reading it anyway! It is so amazing that as many people look at something as many opinions you’ll get 🙂

    • Shelly DS says

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Daria. To be honest I wrote this when I was slightly irritable lol so I think my mood impacted how I felt about those sayings. On a normal day I throw them around like it’s nothing 🙈

  4. Markus + Micah says

    Who is yoir favorite Disney princess? I like your picks here. I suppose we say these things to avoid the deeper, sometimes uncomfortable and messy, conversations. It is easier to say ‘everything happens for a reason’ than identify or own up to the real cause. On other times, things just happen and that is that. We move on. I still share some of the frustrations you mentioned though. I hope you are finding more space in general and are able to relax more, too.

    • Shelly DS says

      Ooooh good question! Moana, Mulan and Tiana are my favourite because they are strong and hardworking women! The others sit in castles and cry 🙈thanks for your feedback, I agree with you 😊

  5. Kally says

    I never believe “You will get your fairy tale ending”. All princesses’ mother dies while I love mine. I’d gladly not be a princess and let my mom live. That’s what I told my mom when I was 5.

    • Shelly DS says

      Oh wow you were such a clever little tot! Funny enough my mom used to call me a princess in disguise… then I lost her. Now after your comment I know for sure that’s a thing!

  6. PoojaG says

    I am starting to think that only rich people say “the best things in life are free.” As a university student I can confirm that a lot of the best things in life cost A LOT of money.

    • Shelly DS says

      Hahaha yeah I know what you mean! As a student even buying takeout pizza felt like I was giving up an arm and sitting in a restaurant required the donation of a kidney!

  7. Eromonsele Emmanuel says

    Haha, on a serious note this is real good and very relatable Shelly! I think the young boy was staring because he prolly thought you were beautiful but he couldn’t summon courage to perhaps, approach you. I’ve heard many lies like girl children been told that if they went near any guy as much as touch they’d get pregnant. Parents thought they were been protective. Lol. But it was totally unnecessary. We’ve learnt better.

    • Shelly DS says

      Oh my gosh you’re hilarious! Pregnant by touching? I think I was told not to hold hands with boys to avoid getting pregnant, but I was a tomboy so I’d be climbing trees with them on the daily. As for that little boy, it wasn’t an admirable stare… more like an “I’m cursing you with all of my fallen teeth” kinda thing 😅

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