Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly,
but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway.
This post ought to be about real estate, and it is to some degree but it is also about life and happiness. Many REALTORS go into this tailspin when a listing expires and they don't get a renewal. They wonder what did they do wrong? Some Stagers are perplexed when they propose great services for assisting a homeowner or REALTOR to make a home sell faster. And then nothing happens. I'm talking about being let down. It's called EXPECTATIONS.
In life you have one idea of how something should go. Then there's the reality that doesn't match up. You come home and want to go out to dinner with your wife, husband, or that special someone. This particular evening they are sick or under the weather. Maybe some other time. You want your teenager to go on that Easter weekend family outing at the lake. No, they want to go play video games at the mall with their friends instead. Mom and Dad are not cool enough anymore. Your business was supposed to take you to a new level in 2007. Didn't quite work out that way. Or back to relationships - something that started off so glowing and cheery months back has cratered now where they don't even return your phone calls. Or health... you expected to live out your golden years together, and now a spouse's terminal illness has you on a new road.
Life can have its exciting moments and its share of disappointments. If we wrap up ourselves too much in our expectations, and attach ourselves strongly to them, we set ourselves up for being unhappy. Let life flow, and roll with the outcomes. It is not your fault your expectations were not met. It is all about YOU having a good attitude, and remembering you only can control "some" things. When you embrace those two things you will be happy and have peace. And isn't that the state we would all like to be in most of the time? Watch those expectations. Don't hold on to them too tightly. It will get you in trouble. The "decision" to let go is very freeing. Practice it till you are good at it, and then help others with this life lesson once you have mastered it. You then will spread more joy in yours and the hearts of others.