Living In Gratitude: Expect Nothing

Expect nothing and appreciate everything.

Expectations can leave us feeling hollow and disappointed. These assumptions are often ones we place upon others as well as ourselves and when they aren’t met, we tend to reflect negatively. Read more

Living In Gratitude: Keeping Gratitude Higher Than Expectations

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. Read more