Girls are taught a lot of stuff growing up. If a guy punches you, he likes you, never try to trim your own bangs, and someday you will meet a wonderful guy and get your very own happy ending. Every movie we see, every story we’re told, implores us to wait for it, the third act twist, the unexpected declaration of love, the exception to the rule.
But sometimes we’re so focused on finding our happy ending, we don’t learn how to read the signs: how to tell the ones who want us from the ones who don’t, the ones who will stay and ones who will leave. And maybe a happy ending doesn’t include a guy, maybe… it’s you, on your own, picking up the pieces and starting over, freeing yourself up for something better in the future. Maybe the happy ending is… just… moving on.
Or maybe the happy ending is this… knowing after all the unreturned phone calls, broken hearts, through the blunders and misread signals, through all the pain and embarrassment, you never gave up hope.
Artists For Haiti - We Are The World 25 for Haiti (2010)
There comes a time, when we heed a certain call [Nicole Scherzinger & Jennifer Hudson] When the world must come together as one [Jennifer Hudson] There are people dying [Jennifer Nettles] And it’s time to lend a hand to life, the greatest gift of all [Josh Groban] We can’t go on pretending day by day [Tony Bennet] that someone, somehow will soon make a change [Mary J Blige] We are all a part of God’s great big family And the truth, you know love is all we need
[Chorus] [Michael Jackson] We are the world, we are the children [Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson] We are the ones who make a brighter day So let’s start giving