I’m doing this new thing where I do not expect too much. I don’t expect from people, and I definitely don’t expect too much from myself. I just want to live in the moment and enjoy what is in front of me. You see the problem with expectations is that we as people actually expect. Life would be so much easier if we simply chose to not expect but rather allow the unexpected. I personally believe that when you have expectations you begin to set yourself up for the opposite. You begin to set yourself up for failure wondering why things didn’t happen the way that they were supposed to; at least I know that I do.
It is a beautiful to just live life. Live life on the edge without expectations.
FACT: There is no road map to how life should be.
Things are going to happen that you didn’t expect. The honest truth is that everybody is just winging it. A deer may run into your car. You may pass a test. You may bump into a tree while texting and crack a tooth. You may fall. You may get up when you fall. You may not get up right away. You may win a cash prize. You may fail a class. You may win a life supply of tissue. You may meet the love of your life, then he cheats. You may meet your best friend at an opera; you don’t even like opera. It’s life; it’s all part of this thing called life.
There is a saying that goes “ You can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friends nose”, well you can. That would be part of the unexpected situations that life throws your way, and not a very pleasant one, but you can nonetheless. However, not every surprise is a good one.
BUT WAIT! I DON’T WANT YOU TO MISS THE BIG PICTURE!
In the midst of picking noses, winning money, passing, failing, falling, crawling, rolling, and dodging bullets you are being molded. You are being molded to beat all odds because you have been practicing. You are living, and at the end of the day that is all that is expected from the unexpected. Whatever will be will be, there is nothing you can do about it.