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According to Your Dictionary the word “expectation” refers to “believing that something is going to happen or believing that something should be a certain way. (noun)”.  What a wonderful word to describe this time of year! There is a level of excitement, of wonder. Hope is creeping into our lives. We are in expectation of:

  • a new year
  • holiday presents
  • visits with friends/family.

On a personal level I am living in expectation of:

  • a new nephew
  • new business opportunities
  • time off with family
  • spring gardening
  • more freedom from clutter
  • offering more classes for preschoolers in Hays, KS
  • hosting some community events to share the love of music

Sometimes expectation has negative emotions tied to it. The expectation is for negative news. Maybe we feel this as we await biopsy results or preparing to say goodbye to a family member who is dying.  There is a tension and sadness with this form of expectation.

What expectations are you living with? How do they make you feel? Please share them in the comments below.


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