Great Expectations

For some reason, I start out every day with great expectations; like, “today I’ll get my entire to-do list completed” or “I’ll get all these deadlines cleaned up before I go to bed”, etc. And I run out of day long before I run out of tasks.

This seems to be compounded by the changes going on around me. The seasons are changing, the weather is changing, my friend’s lives and my parent’s health are changing. And I really don’t like change much. I know,  I sound like Andy Rooney. But, it’s the truth.

Anyway, teetering on the edge of complete overload earlier this week, I grabbed my Daily Word in search of the peace that I know is available when I calm myself down instead of giving in to the meltdown. In ten minutes I was at least no longer considering myself an idiot, so I jotted a quick list of all I was thankful for, including the things I HAVE managed to complete. Then I finished my 20 minute sabbatical with a quick list of tasks yet to be accomplished and gave them more reasonable deadlines, or noted who could help with them.

This exercise is helpful for someone like me whose unreasonable expectations for herself often run her right into the ground. A couple of good friends rounded out the “reality check” I needed this week and I once again got out of bed this morning, thankful for good friends, good health, a full and bountiful life and great expectations!

Hope you have a super week as we near the end of October – and I hope you have good friends to help you keep balanced, too!

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About NL Quatrano

Award-winning author, speaker, editor and ghost writer, Nancy owns a full-time editing, writing and specialty publishing business: On-Target Words/WC Publishing. Volunteer/member of professional writing organizations including Florida Writers Assoc., Sisters in Crime, and AWAI. 2010 Professional Woman of the Year by the NAPW. Linked in Editor Pick May 2013. International Women's Leadership Association nominee for Outstanding Leadership 2014. Author of Murder in Black and White, Still Shot, Merciful Blessings, and numerous published short stories. View all posts by NL Quatrano

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