Last summer, on June 30, in issue #48, I wrote:
“I know I’ve talked about this before, but lately the topic has been nudging me something fierce. It wants attention: Expectations. They can get you into such trouble.”
Well, the subject of expectations has once again been around a lot. It is a perennial problem. So I want to remind you of what one reader wrote about expectations last year:
“When I discover that I have expectations, I try to remember this quote from some Al-Anon sisters; ‘Expectations are planned resentments.’ ”
Think of times you experienced disappointment, blame, anger, frustration, shame, even grief — then search around those experiences. I’m willing to bet that you’ll find expectations.
This week, eschew expectations.