Today is Mothering Sunday in the UK and for many there may be some expectations about the day. Expectations can always lead to disappointment because things don’t always turn out the way we want them to, especially when plans involve other people!
Instead of setting yourself up for disappointment, why not notice your expectations and then focus on what you want to create instead? that way you can enjoy yourself whatever happens.
Ask yourself what you want to get out of the day. If you want to feel ‘connected’ with your family and friends, instead of waiting for them to give you what you want, YOU can choose to be proactive and ‘connect’ with them. If you want to feel ‘appreciated’, start by appreciating yourself and see what happens.
None of us ever really know what each day will bring. This morning I got up and went to the kitchen to make a cup of tea and when I glanced out of the window I saw a fox in my garden! It was such a surprise. The fox only stayed for about 30 seconds but it was such a delight to see the little red animal and it reminded me that life is full of surprises. I am so glad I looked out of the window when I did, otherwise I would have missed out on the joy of the experience. Thank you Mr Fox!
Whatever you do today, why not choose to enjoy it!
Speak soon …..