Dispose of Your Expectations

May 8, 2011

in the generous life

Expectations.  What do you expect for Mother’s Day?  I’m of the opinion that it’s kinder and better to set down all your expectations and just receive with a smile anything your husband and family does.  Appreciate their efforts. Thank them for gifts.  What they do is an expression of their love, not necessarily a reflection of true understanding of what you might like or want.  Don’t feel bad if they miss the later.  They are growing and learning and won’t always get that just right.  Give them a little grace.  Appreciate their efforts to show love and appreciation.

A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as the love of the giver.  Thomas á Kempis

Be generous!  Lori <><

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Leanne May 9, 2011 at 8:24 am

I am going to chime in here. I REALLY should have read this before I ever got out of the bed yesterday! My husband went at the last minute…knew had had been longing for some fern for the front porch and bought me some. Money is VERY tight right now, and really I expected NOTHING… I also knew that he had to get those LATE Saturday night after he was paid. They are the scraggliest looking plants I have seen in a bit, and I kind of didn’t act very nice about it! That set the tone for our day… and it was NOT a good mother’s day! :( SO… I should have been a bit graceful, and said thank you with a nice smile!

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