I learned the hard way that having expectations is a choice that leads me down a path to disappointment, and if I linger in disappointment long enough I can find myself in bitterness and misery. When I replace expectations and disappointment with gratitude for the gifts that can be found in nearly all experiences and interactions, I have far more capacity for love and growth.
I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
I like the idea of ‘moving things around’ to have more capacity for love and growth. 🙂
Thank you, Colleen. I do too.
that is such a wonderful and healthy approach
I appreciate your kind comment, Beth. Think you.
Yes I have learnt that too. I have no expectations but always surprises and then go with the flow….
In that way, life becomes a series of adventures and learning experiences.