Lessons Learned the Hard Way

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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.

With Love,

Russ

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About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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6 Responses to Lessons Learned the Hard Way

  1. I like the idea of ‘moving things around’ to have more capacity for love and growth. 🙂

  2. ksbeth says:

    that is such a wonderful and healthy approach

  3. utesmile says:

    Yes I have learnt that too. I have no expectations but always surprises and then go with the flow….

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