I’m joining Five Minute Friday again this week. I missed it last week. I almost did it a couple of days late, but decided not to. I like the idea of doing it ON Friday. This week’s topic is “Expect”. Join in if you would like to be part of a supportive community with great messages to share!
So, here goes:
I have high expectations for myself and my life. I often over estimate what I’ll be able to do or get done in a certain amount of time. I often have expected that things will come easily for me (because many things have in the past). But, life is not so simple or easy and I often find myself coming out the other side disappointed. It has not yet caused me to change my expectations though. I somehow stay optimistic (perhaps unrealistic?) in hopes that even those things that didn’t come easily for me will still come. I still expect that I will be able to accomplish what I need to accomplish, even if it takes longer than I thought it would originally.
Part of this “positivity” is my optimism. Part of it is hope. Part of it is that I realize expecting little doesn’t do much for my motivation or my drive. So, I would rather have high expectations and fall short than have low expectations and not have tried for something better. Part of the positivity is based on the fact that I have had such huge blessings in my life, how could I not recognize where things have come more easily to me than to others (Bean’s heart is one thing that always comes to mind…we waited such a short time and we’ve been so lucky with her health since).
So, I expect…not necessarily “the best” but definitely good things to happen and for me to be able to do what I truly need to do when I truly need to do it. So far, thank the Lord, I have been allowed to experience that, for the most part. So, yes, I have had a rough seven years or so, with my parents’ illnesses and Bean’s illnesses, but things could have been so much worse. And most of the time, I think I was pretty consistently thinking that things would be better, not worse. I wasn’t always right about that, but the thoughts kept me sane.
That’s it for this Five Minute Friday! Join up! I’d love to hear what you have to say!