Friday, June 20, 2008

Happy Endings


A man goes into a massage parlor.....
NEVER MiND.. I am NOT going this route
(but can you believe Wikipedia does?)

(volume up! Even David Cook is happy)
When I think of Happy Endings what really comes to mind are all the films I love. Surprise endings are great but I am a sucker for the 'I saw that one coming" Happy Ending. Even my favorite books are usually just that, due to an ending that leaves me comfortable knowing " ahhh, everything is okay now ". I wonder if this tells a lot about my personality? Maybe, it's because I am a worrier by nature? Maybe, because I am typically a pessimist, that I desire the optimistic outcome? Maybe, it's me hoping for an idealistic, romantic world? Several films that have ended tragically and unpredictably ('the departed 'comes to mind ) Leave me quite pissed off quite frankly! I was SO sure Leonardo DiCaprio would not only get the bad guys, but he'd get the girl, the career, the happy ending! Their ending really had me angry!
But take films (that i love) like 'return to me"... OH, HOW I love it when Minnie Driver and David Duchovny live happily ever after! She also lives happily ever after again in Good Will Hunting!
Or take "its a wonderful life"... it wouldn't be too wonderful If George Bailey would have killed himself and left Mary to raise all those kids alone!
Don't We all wish for happy endings to our own life story and the life stories of our loved ones?
The end of life's journey is inevitable, but How wonderful and happy that ending could be, If we've lived life to it's fullest, haven't battled any horrible illnesses, or injuries
and have given and received much love and happiness along the way.
That surely would be a lifetime movie I would truly enjoy watching ♥

Let's find out if we are on our way to a happy ending...
Take Oprahs Happiness Quiz
I scored a 57 which happily means I am happy! I hope you share your score with me.
( if you are finding this post nauseatingly bubbly... Don't worry about your score, That doesn't necessarily mean you are an unhappy miserable sourpuss)


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23 comments:

forgetfulone said...

I scored a 53, which is higher than I thought it would be because I tend to see the pessimistic side of things, and I, too, am a worrier, so I was quite surprised. It said, "Consider yourself a happy person." So I will. I haven't done SS yet, but I enjoyed yours.

latree said...

I'm 64! i'm surprise with the. I must have clikced the wrong answers :)
I don't like sad endings either. But hangin endings are okay to me, as much as happy ones.
I've done mine, check out.
Sam's wife

anthonynorth said...

I guess your words all go to show the importance of the relationship between writer and reader. Each adds to the outcome - a relationship in every way.

keithsramblings said...

I scored minus 1357, but I think I may have pressed a wrong button. I would watch your movie!

shammi said...

I scored 56 :)

paisley said...

well i got a 58,, so i guess what i interpret as contentment,, must be a clever disguise for happiness...

and you know what,, i love a twisted ending... i love trying to figure out whee something is going to end up,, but i am ever so impressed when the author takes it someplace i never saw coming!!

rebecca said...

i scored a 62! yipeee! i'm so happy! LOL...i think life is what you make of it. you cannot depend on people or circumstances to make you happy, nor should you live "once i accomplish this or get this, then i'll be happy" attitude. happiness can be happening now if you let it...we all have today to make the best of it.

and, yes, i agree with you on The Departed! what happened?!!!! i was in shock at the end...EVERYBODY DIES! Jeez! i so wanted dicaprio to have had a happy ending, poor guy, he couldn't get a break....

SmallWorld Reads said...

64. I'm glad to have Oprah confirm what I already know: I have a GREAT life!

And I do so love happy endings.

Devil Mood said...

lol Lucy, I am afraid of taking that test, very very afraid!

Hey you've got Natalie Merchant singing on your blog, don't you? 10,000 Maniacs? One of them might be me lol.

As you've gathered from my post, I'm not a sucker for happy endings but they must exist, just like unhappiness must exist so that we recognize the opposite---happiness!

Granny Smith said...

Well, what I admire is an inevitable ending, but I still keep wishing for a happy one. If I'm read until 2 or 3 am and know that MUST turn out the light and go to sleep even though I haven't finished the book, I sneak a look at the last page just to be sure that the ending will not be too unhappy.

Good post!

Lucy said...

I LOVE it! I am surrounded by happy bloggers!!
thanks for taking the quiz everyone! :)

Robin said...

I got a 54 :).

I find I NEED happy endings in movies. On the rare occasion that I actually sit through an entire movie, it's escapism and leisure and I want it to repay me in kind - I'm not looking to be made miserable. Sadly my husband doesn't agree, which is why we almost never go to the movies, neither wants to see the other's choice! Jack Nicholson's The Pledge (my husband's insistence!) left me upset for months as I railed against the injustice of the ending. I was literally dreaming of the damn movie, unable to persuade my psyche that it was JUST A MOVIE!

Gill said...

I scored a 59!

I agree with Robin, I need happy endings - I watch movies to relax, how can you relax if the ending is sad or disturbing?? Nice post, particularly your last paragraph.

Tammy said...

I love a good happy ending but being a movie buff I enjoy both. Dave gets angry like you. :)

I'm a 57. ;)

HUGS

danni said...

great post, lucy --- i like happy endings if the story is not twisted and contrived along the way to make it so - but i much prefer true endings, especially if the story or film is a really great character study - i love to watch people!!!

ell said...

The quiz told me that I'm happy: 59
But I already knew that.

Reading your post got me thinking about how I feel about happy endings in movies versus books. Oddly, I like happy endings in movies, but like my books to be more ambiguous.

Anonymous said...

HI LUCY,

I TOOK THE TEST AND I SCORED A 58. WELL THAT BRIGHTEN MY DAY.

LUV U,
ANNA

myrtle beached whale said...

I scored 49, but answered honestly.

Giggles said...

I scored 66 and answered honestly too... I was worried about one question so I went back and answered that one again...it made it 67 ...nothing I didn't already know! It is a choice though, I could choose to wallow in negativity...but I don't!
I LOVE happy endings too and won't watch horrors or violence...not my thing...give me comedies and romance and I am a happy camper!

Hugs Sherrie

Just Jen said...

I'm a sucker for happy endings too. :D
Don't tell anyone, it'd ruin my reputation...lol
Thanks for the kick in behind on my blog. I was laughing at that one! You made me smile :D
still no pool up...lol

one more believer said...

hi lucy... totally there w/ya!.. love happy ending movies.. hey, i cry at "emotional" commercials... can't help it.. got 55.. thank goodness..i agree i already know abt sadness and cry give me hope and happiness... when the movie starts im already thinking the end thru.. and whaz so wrong w/being happy...

Redness said...

Haa Lulu I couldn't go there when I saw 'happy endings' I wanted to but didn't want to be kicked off SS, LOL ... they're even using it on a TV advert here ... does Wikipedia really????
Love your post as always ;~)

Redness said...

Thanks Darling I got 66 on the happiness test ... but we knew I was happy didn't we ...LOL?