Why I Like Happy Endings

Why I Like Happy Endings

I may not be in the midst of having a happily ever after, but someone else is.

When it comes to movies and books, there are a few things I can't stand. There are some things that ruin the whole experience. See, what I want out of a movie or novel is an escape from reality, not another dose of it. I like being able to forget about my problems and the problems of the people around me. I want a happy ending, something that is nice and neat, tied up with a bow, gift-wrapped to perfection. Every once in a while I am more lenient toward these types of work, but more often than not I want to know that everything worked out one way or another. This being said, these next things are far from a present under the tree in my book.

One of these things is a cliff hanger. I`m not talking about the endings where there is a little "wink" at the end pretty much giving the rest of the story without saying it, they can be okay sometimes, for instance when they are the first installment to a series or if there is another one coming, or at the end of a chapter, but other times, I don't see the point. Sure there is suspense, but what good is that if nothing comes of it? It just stops? It would be like having this paragraph just end and not wrap up or anything, and if this sentence didn't exist, or the paragraph wasn't here, there wouldn't be a way sure you could figure out what I was trying to get at. You would be all confused when I start talking about other things.

Sad endings. Really this is self explanatory but I`ll talk about it anyway. I think enough people are sad, and that movies and books are supposed to be a way for people to forget about the world. With sad movies, it is really hard to escape the difficulties of your own life. You may know someone who is going through an emotional time, who has lost a loved one, or may have lost one yourself. Why would you want to cause yourself to have double the pain? Stories with plots that make you emotional are great, but I don`t understand the appeal there is to watching a movie where the result makes you feel like you were hit by a bus.

Unresolved issues upon reaching the conclusion. Sometimes a piece or film just stops when it gets to another exciting part and then there isn`t anything that comes next. There are things I wish to know, however. What happened to Aunt Pearl? Did she ever end up making it to her friends house? Did the best friend of the main character get the guy of her dreams that she was chasing after? Or better yet, where was the subplot where they actually met and were able to start this love affair? The world may never know. Well, it's not a "may never" it's a "won't ever" because the movie ended and there is nothing after that.

Happy isn`t a feeling that everyone experiences all the time. It may be a fleeting moment that brightens your day or it could be a feeling that sticks around for a week and then disappears. I know that it is an interchangeable term using words such as joy, delight, content, or bliss in it`s place. The fact is, everyone wants some sort of happy in their life, whatever they choose to call it. It amazes me that people will choose to watch something that will only trigger emotions such as frustration, confusion, and annoyance over a book or movie that can make you forget about the troubles that plague you in the real world, but people do crazy things.

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When You Give A Girl A Dad

You give her everything

They say that any male can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad. That dads are just the people that created the child, so to speak, but rather, dads raise their children to be the best they can be. Further, when you give a little girl a dad, you give her much more than a father; you give her the world in one man.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a rock.

Life is tough, and life is constantly changing directions and route. In a world that's never not moving, a girl needs something stable. She needs something that won't let her be alone; someone that's going to be there when life is going great, and someone who is going to be there for her when life is everything but ideal. Dads don't give up on this daughters, they never will.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a role model.

If we never had someone to look up to, we would never have someone to strive to be. When you give a little girl someone to look up to, you give her someone to be. We copy their mannerisms, we copy their habits, and we copy their work ethic. Little girls need someone to show them the world, so that they can create their own.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her the first boy she will ever love.

And I'm not really sure someone will ever be better than him either. He's the first guy to take your heart, and every person you love after him is just a comparison to his endless, unmatchable love. He shows you your worth, and he shows you what your should be treated like: a princess.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her someone to make proud.

After every softball game, soccer tournament, cheerleading competition, etc., you can find every little girl looking up to their dads for their approval. Later in life, they look to their dad with their grades, internships, and little accomplishments. Dads are the reason we try so hard to be the best we can be. Dads raised us to be the very best at whatever we chose to do, and they were there to support you through everything. They are the hardest critics, but they are always your biggest fans.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a credit card.

It's completely true. Dads are the reason we have the things we have, thank the Lord. He's the best to shop with too, since he usually remains outside the store the entire time till he is summoned in to forge the bill. All seriousness, they always give their little girls more than they give themselves, and that's something we love so much about you.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a shoulder to cry on.

When you fell down and cut yourself, your mom looked at you and told you to suck it up. But your dad, on the other hand, got down on the ground with you, and he let you cry. Then later on, when you made a mistake, or broke up with a boy, or just got sad, he was there to dry your tears and tell you everything was going to be okay, especially when you thought the world was crashing down. He will always be there to tell you everything is going to be okay, even when they don't know if everything is going to be okay. That's his job.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a lifelong best friend.

My dad was my first best friend, and he will be my last. He's stood by me when times got tough, he carried me when I just couldn't do it anymore, and he yelled at me when I deserved it; but the one thing he has never done was give up on me. He will always be the first person I tell good news to, and the last person I ever want to disappoint. He's everything I could ever want in a best friend and more.

Dads are something out of a fairytale. They are your prince charming, your knight in shinny amour, and your fairy godfather. Dads are the reasons we are the people we are today; something that a million "thank you"' will never be enough for.

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.



You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.


You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.


The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers


You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.


The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"


The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution


This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi


Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters


You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs


Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.



Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets


Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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