Like panoramic images, visions
of our love flashes before me.
He is holding me closely,
I’m buried safely in his arms.
We’re walking hands in hand,
slowly taking our strides together.
I’m all smiles, he is too.
The busy world surrounds us,
but we barely notice.
Our world is perfect,
we’re on top of the world.
He and I are on one accord,
at peace, and in love.
We’re making plans for our future.
Life will be wonderful.
We’re unstoppable, unbreakable,
and hopeless romantics …
Our love is perfect.
Wait a minute, what’s this?
Disappointments are misplaced expectations. We expect from
others a level of commitment they are not emotionally committed
to fulfill. Our level of expectations may be higher than their level
of willingness. Others simply may not have the same amount of
interest to invest in the fulfillment of our expectations. Because
of this, their shortcoming becomes the cause of our
disappointment. We may even hold a grudge when our
expectations aren’t met.
But, instead of disappointments or holding a grudge, we should
take a look at our expectations. Have we set our
expectations too high? Are we sure others are committed
as we are? Are others clear about our expectations? Even
when there is an understanding between the parties involved
disappointment will occur. The way we react is a sign we did
not have consideration of the possibilities of failure or
shortcomings. Instead of holding grudges there is a way out…
Response to the Daily Prompt Challenge. Today’s word is (disappointment)