Friday, December 16, 2016

Thoughts - December 16, 2016

“He was swimming in a sea of other people’s expectations. Men had drowned in seas like that.”
― Robert Jordan, New Spring.
I think I, like most people, have a love/hate relationship with "expectations." There is an excitement in anticipation (that new job, a date for a play or concert - or in this season of Advent - "Come Thou Long Expected Jesus"...). Yet we live in a world where some folks say, "Expect nothing and you will never be disappointed." And then there are the expectations from others - to provide the best holiday celebration ever, to fulfill your work obligations beyond perfection, to be the best lover/best friend/best child/best teacher/best anything.....It is a tricky balance to do one's best, to let others simply be and to learn to appreciate the unexpected. - Bh Almond Ford

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