G is for GBE

 Since today is G-day, I figured I’d introduce the GBE 2 (Group Blogging Experience take 2) Apparently this was a big deal back in the Myspace days….I didn’t know this group of awesome bloggers back then, but am thrilled to be invited to join the in-crowd.  

What will happen is each week the blog queen, Elizabeth over at Word Nerd, introduces a topic. Then, all the bloggers in the GBE 2 jump in and throw their thoughts about it on their own blogs. Once completed, the blogger adds their name to the master list.

Since this is my blog and I can do what I want…I am going to piggyback this G post with the GBE topic. Ta da!

The first topic is EXPECTATIONS. 
(capitalized for effect)  

Expectation is the state of looking forward to something or anticipating. What do you expect?  The truth is you often get what you expect. If you expect to have a miserable time, you will. If you expect your kids to act like idiots, they probably will. If you expect to gain weight over the holidays… there is a self-fulfilling prophecy at work. What we see really depends on what we are looking for.  

I have already admitted my pollyanna tendencies, I really do expect the best out of people, including myself. I expect things will ultimately work out and expect that I will have what I need when I need it. 
Regardless of reality. 
There were a lot of people duped this past weekend. They truly expected to be raptured on Saturday. Harold Camping was convinced, and he convinced others. I’ve been there. Completely oblivious to the truth, believing in something so deeply that nothing, and no one, could change my mind. You would think the let down would be devastating. For me, it’s really not, I just need something big to look forward to, even if it is ultimately a fantasy. 
The experience of expecting down to my very toes is electrifying and perfectly fine with me. As long as I can muster up another big thing to anticipate….then all’s well in my world.
I would be worried if I got to the point where life took on a gray tone of low expectations. 
Sometimes this life of big expectations is hard to explain to logical thinkers 
but that won’t stop me from
wildly expecting miracles and magical coincidences
Having big expectations about life does not have to set you up for failure. 
Set goals HIGH, take baby steps, look for any teeny tiny hint that you are at the very least facing the right direction and don’t stop believing. 
~so says pollyanna
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20 thoughts on “G is for GBE

  1. What a great post!! I particularly liked when you said, "but that won't stop me from wildly expecting miracles and magical coincidences." Oh how I love, Love, LOVE that statement!!Wonderful to meet you here. Thanks for the great read :)Cheers, Jenn

  2. I expect the best from people too and from myself and they and I occasionally let me down. I am learning to go with the flow and be okay with anything that comes my way…It makes me stronger!Great blog!

  3. Great blog! I loved your format for this post and I like your idea of working toward your expectations. Just staying on the path of your goal is success in itself. Thanks!

  4. Most people call me an optimist but I'll take the Pollyanna title too because I agree with this post 100%. And it's true, sometimes logical thinkers don't get it! :)

  5. I tried to tweet this, but I think I failed or I might have tweeted it several times. Anyway, I love optimistic people and have always wanted to be one. If no one had great expectations we'd all be sitting around not inventing things, or creating things or even drawing on cave walls. Good one. Pam A Pirate Looks Past Sixty

  6. "Set goals HIGH, take baby steps, look for any teeny tiny hint that you are at the very least facing the right direction and don't stop believing. ~so says pollyanna"Love this!

  7. I have to admit, I've never been a pollyanna (although I've been to a few). I had always been something of a pessimist, but have come to be simply more content in my life. I like your post. Great job.

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