Disappointment

Photograph: Sharron R. McMillan

Periwinkle Photograph: Sharron R. McMillan

Expectations       =   Disappointment
Reality

When expectation exceeds reality we are disappointed.
When we are disappointed we become discouraged.
We can lower our expectations or
accept that we can not change reality.
Disappointment is inevitable in life.
How we respond to it
is our choice.

©Sharron R. McMillan

 

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5 Responses to Disappointment

  1. lovealways7 says:

    Amen!

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  2. Jeannie says:

    but remember what joy it gave you, however briefly. ‘Thank you little flower’ 🙂

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    • hernibs says:

      I was not disappointed by the little flower, I was ecstatic to see the first periwinkle in the flower bed. But the little flower was blue to see she was the only one and the ground was so brown and cold. 😉 Only in my world.

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  3. Heather says:

    I try to remember the saying “Expectations are the precursor of Resentments”. Another teacher said “Have No Expectations but always expect the best” so no matter what happens, I always try to remember it is going to probably work out for the best. Saves a lot of challenges!

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    • hernibs says:

      Great attitude to have. I used to get paralyzed by disappointment so I’ve had
      lots of time to learn the lesson well. I also like “Expect the best but prepare for the worst.” Or something like that. 😉

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