Sometimes we are held hostage by our own expectations. At least, I am.
I expect things to work out a certain way and then, when they don’t, I am crushed. Crushed. It doesn’t feel good to be crushed.
Sidebar: Was every wise statement written by Anne Lamott? Possibly.
-“Expectations are resentments waiting to happen.”
It’s true that I am happiest and freest when I live my life without attachment to any specific outcome. But it’s so hard to live like that with any consistency.
A bird, flying free of its cage.
Survival Strategy # 3: Let go.
Let go of all your expectations about when things will happen and how things will happen. You can’t control how your life turns out. You can let go; you can relinquish control, and you can set yourself free.
Hope # 3: Looking forward to bedtime reading with Our Baby.
Tee and I were in Kohl’s last Christmas, shopping for gifts, and we were looking in the book section for a picture book for one of our nieces. We found a book called I Love You Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt. We decided against buying it for our niece, thinking that maaaybe her parents wouldn’t like if we tried to introduce Stinky Face as a catchy new nickname. (Our six-year-old nephew would have LOVED it!)
We decided to get the book for Our Baby. So, Stinky Face, come home soon!