Monday, July 27, 2009

My weakness

Expectations. Just something I've been thinking about today. I expect too much from people, especially those closest to me. Sometimes I am too hard on the people I love the most. That is my weakness. I found these quotes today - just something for me and others like me to ponder:

"The way to achieve happiness is to have a high standard for yourself,
and a medium one for everyone else."
- Marcelene Cox

"Because you're not what I would have you be, I blind myself to who, in truth, you are."
- Madeleine L'Engle


gina said...

Oh, I can relate to this...

Those quotes are great. I'm going to put them in my quote file. The one by Madeleine L'Engle reminds me of another thought I recently blog posted and was thinking about... How "just because someone doesn't LOVE US the way we think they should, doesn't mean they don't love us with ALL THEY HAVE." - works with expectations as well - just because they may not perform to the level or expectation WE HAVE - doesn't mean they aren't DOING THEIR BEST.

It is hard though - especially when what we want (expect) are good things/good for them etc.. Hard to balance that and find the medium. Still working on it myself and will be probably my entire life. I love learning this stuff though, and I can tell you do too.

Kristi said...

um yeah. me too. :P

Let me know what you figure out. ;)

Kelly said...

The scary part is the moment that you open your eyes to what in truth you really have