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Make Life a Fairy Tale!

Happily Ever After...

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Serenity Farms Carriages Horses Question

Posted by ponylady on June 30, 2014 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (148)

     I was at Martinsville, IL in the beginning of June at the Heritage Days Festival. I was talking to a friend there, telling her stories about Lightning Magic our Wellara horse. As I was telling her the story I was wondering if anyone else would like me to tell about our horses lives at the farm.  Please comment if you would like to know there stories. 

Serenity Farms Carriages Motto

Posted by ponylady on June 30, 2014 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

     Our motto at Serenity Farms Carriages is "Make Life a Fairy Tale!" I have felt like I am perpetuating what some would say the myth of happily ever after. Now this quote has put it all in perspective.

     “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”― Albert Einstein.

     How does this work? Fairy tales opens the mind to possibilities from impossibilities. Go live your dreams!

Serenity Farms

Posted by ponylady on January 16, 2014 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

     Well, here is another New Year's resolution that didn't come to fruition.  We had planned on changing our name to Serenity Carriages because we thought it would be easier for people to remember and is simpler. Sometimes when you plan to simplify, it isn't really that simple. We have changed back to Serenity Farms Carriages again because of so many links that would need to be changed it would almost be impossible.

     After thinking about it, we have been Serenity Farms for a long time and that is who we are. Not that we don't have storms. We do have many. David and I can be pretty stormy at times to the chagrin of our friends and family. What they don't know is that the storms don't last and we are on even keel again. All is resolved. However, we keep working towards peace. After all "Serenity is not Freedom from the Storm - it is Peace Amidst the Storm." Author: unknown.

Snowpocolypse 2014 and Winter Remembrance

Posted by ponylady on January 14, 2014 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

     We all survived the Snowpocolypse 2014. The horses are doing fine. We have some retired horses in their mid 30's that we were very concerned about the bitter cold weather. They are doing fine. They are in pretty good health even at their ancient age.

     The carriage horses are doing well and are awaiting their jobs in the spring. We do have some rides during the winter but it usually slows down. Although winter rides have been fun. It isn't to bad when in milder temperatures with snow  drifting down slowly. It can actually be quite magical.

       One of our most favorite winter carriage ride took place about three years ago. A young man wanted to take his girlfriend for a ride around Peterson Park in Mattoon, Il so he could propose to her just before Christmas. The park is fully decorated with Christmas lights and people come from far and wide to see it. In a carriage it is fantastic. With snow falling it is absolutely magical.  The young man had my husband pull over so that he could propose to his young lady.  Needless to say, she said yes and they were married the next year. Even in the cold winter, love is still in the air.  


Welcome to Happily Ever After

Posted by ponylady on July 8, 2012 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

     I have always been interested in fairy tales. I am a firm believer in living happily ever after. When I took the marriage vows with David,"until death do us part", I meant it. It has not always been easy.

    Next year will be our 40th wedding anniversary. And I still love David. Probably more now than I did then. I look at love now with mature eyes and see his good soul. I didn't always do that. There were many times that I actually wanted to bail out of the marriage. My perception of what marriage really entailed and reality were two different things. I thought that he was to provide all my happiness just like the prince in the fairy tales.

      In reality, the only one that can make you happy is you. No one else can provide you with happiness and it is very unfair to the other person to expect it. Happiness is a state of being. It is not produced by perfect circumstances like we are led to believe. Perfect circumstances may never arrive.

      In most fairy tales, the hero and heroine go through trials and hardships before they find each other. They learn to be happy even in the most unpleasant experiences. Since the hero and heroine already learned to deal with hardships before they were married, then the rest of their life seemed like a piece of cake. They know that they are responsible for their own happiness and can happily augement each others lives.