Expectations are the silent killers of happiness and life. Don’t you wish that everything worked out exactly as you imagined it? Don’t you miss all the wonderful possibilities of what could have been? You can spend a lifetime thinking about how good things could have been, and how they didn’t turn out as you’d hoped. Then again, you could wake up 15 years later and realize that you should have ditched the expectations and practiced acceptance.
Instead of feeling sad about how things didn’t work out, practice being grateful for how things [i]did[/i] turn out. It was life loving you enough to warn you that something, or someone, wasn't working in your life. That it was [i]too toxic[/i] for you.
Don’t play society’s games and don’t let outside forces measure you OR your worth. True happiness comes from within: from your being able to accept life’s twists and turns. When you're upset, focus on something else. It's when we become too self-absorbed, that it's more painful than it has to be. I focus on my blessings. You can't be sad, thinking of those. We can concentrate on being sad or glad, it's up to us, but we can't be both at the same time.
Life is what you make it. I've lost a [u]lot[/u] in life, but it's not what I lost...it's what I did with what I had left, that counts. Never let yesterday steal joy from today. Not easy...but it can be done. I'm living proof. Have a good, new start in life. 🌹