Contentment through Letting Go of Expectations

‘Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed’ ~Alexander Pope

Every morning we wake up and open our front doors to pick up the newspaper and enjoy the fresh news with a nice cup of steaming tea/coffee. Well, that is usually the ritual in my house. Now we have been having this ritual for years and years and I am beginning to think it was passed down from our forefathers…:)

When one fine Sunday morning (when we await the paper the most..) It doesn’t arrive! Ahhhhh……all hell breaks loose. Tempers are lost, phone calls to the paper delivery company are made, moods go sour and finally the first few hours of the glorious Sunday are lost. Why?? Cause the newspaper wasn’t delivered…NO No NO..Because the news paper wasn’t where we expected it to be..in our hands with our morning coffee. Now, why the paper wasn’t delivered is secondary, the fact that all that time and effort was unnecessarily lost for something as small as a newspaper is something to think about……

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25 Heart Warming Quotes on Letting Go of the Past

let go of resentment positive provocationsOur pasts are NOT etched in stone and need not weigh so heavily on our life. But that’s exactly how we live. We live with heavy stones of our pasts around our neck, which do not allow us to LIVE. I would much rather think of our painful past memories as writing on the sands of time, that can be wiped clean with a wave of love and positivity.

We all deserve to let go of our painful pasts and live our life to the fullest. In the present moment we can create beautiful memories that can become our new happier memories for the future to come.  Continue reading “25 Heart Warming Quotes on Letting Go of the Past”

The ONLY Two Promises you NEED to make(to yourself!) for A Positive New Year

The ONLY Two Promises you NEED to make(to yourself!) for A Positive New YearFor last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice.’ ~ T. S. Eliot

As the year end inches closer and closer, I find myself introspecting a whole lot. I find myself thinking about the year in terms of achievements, high points, low points, successes, failures, learning points etc. Introspection and a constant need to be a better more evolved human(e) being makes me think of the year that’s gone by in a learning light. I have definitely learnt a whole LOT this past year.

We are all in a state of constant growth, be it physical, mental or spiritual. We don’t necessarily like to believe we are growing constantly, cause that would mean an admittance to NOT knowing EVERYTHING. Funny how we love to show the world we are master champions about everything, but in reality we are just trying SO hard to fit in. Continue reading “The ONLY Two Promises you NEED to make(to yourself!) for A Positive New Year”

How to Let Go of Expectations

Note from the Editor: Today I have a treat for you in the form of a guest article by the ever insightful Cathy Taughinbaugh! Yay! More about Cathy at the end of this article. Enjoy! 

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ~ Oscar Wilde

Do you have expectations for yourself and others?

You may have expected certain things to happen in your life.

You may have expectations that your spouse, your children and friends follow a certain path.

We cannot control others, but we can control our expectations of others. The behavior of others has influenced us, as our behavior has influenced others. Continue reading “How to Let Go of Expectations”