Man, its so disappointing when you pin your hopes on the noble actions of others that never materialize!
While I don’t suggest giving up on the good in people, perhaps its time to drop the expectations and take people for all they are here and now, take it or leave it. After all, would you want to feel the feeling of someone expecting so much from you that you might or might not be able to deliver? Plus, people show their affection, their appreciation and their accomplisment in different ways, so you might be feeling upset forever if you only are looking to see things your way. Something to think about next time someone lets you down: they can only “let you down” if you pin your hopes on things working out the way you see them best….and that may or not be the right thing for everyone! xoxo Dana
So wise Dana. We should both practice this form of proactive-forgiveness on some of our mutual friends and acquaintances. Love your blog.