Sunday, March 27, 2016

Expectations

Can someone help rid me of my expectations? They sure do get in the way.

I realize that when I have no expectations or terrifically low expectations, I am surprised and happy with the outcomes. I know this, so I do my best to keep my expectations low or not have many.

I know myself pretty well. I don't think I have unrealistic expectations. I don't expect to head to school on unicorns instead of my Suburban or see the sky a nice shade of orange instead of blue.

But still, sitting here after Easter brunch, drinking prosecco and eating chocolates alone, I realized that I actually did have expectations of the day. I expected more chatter and laughter than silence, more warmth than coldness, more togetherness than aloneness.

And yet.

6 comments:

  1. Ouch. Loneliness aches.
    I feel your pain.
    Sounds like it is time to call a girlfriend and visit.

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  2. Your opening sentences spoke to me. Such truth and power in those words!

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  3. Your opening sentences spoke to me. Such truth and power in those words!

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  4. Expectations are difficult some times. I hope your day turned out to be wonderful.

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  5. Sparkling wine and chocolate sounds fabulous...
    But I hear what you are saying, and, as Keith said, your lead speaks volumes. I have only met one person in my life without any expectations. I want to be just like him :-) maribeth

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  6. Wow, what a great ending! Your choice of words clearly carries your feelings through and lifts them off the page. (I'm sorry that you are experiencing such aloneness today though.)

    Jennifer

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