The days that I keep my gratitude higher than my expectation, those are really good days. ~Ray Wylie Hubbard
We’ve all had days that don’t live up to our expectations. Those days tend to be disappointing, don’t they? Yet, if we shift our focus toward gratitude instead of what we expect, we are never let down.
Expectations are created from our belief that something will happen. We will get that job promotion, our offer on the dream house will be accepted, our children will become doctors or lawyers…. These things may or may not happen and are frequently out of our control, especially when we have expectations of others.
On the other hand, the opportunity to be appreciative and show our gratitude is boundless. So, when we keep our level of appreciation and our attitude of gratitude higher than our expectations, we will always be fulfilled.
Give it a try and see how it works.