Expectations…

“A deep friendship is like a rainbow. When the perfect amounts of happiness and tears are mixed, the result is a colorful bridge between two hearts.” ~ Unknown

Let’s be honest: no relationship is perfect.

We often have these fairytale-induced ideas of what friendships and relationships are supposed to be like—perfect, flawless, problem-less, etc.

But the fact of the matter is that since we are human and we make mistakes, there is no such thing as a ‘problem-free’ friendship or relationship.

This can sound very discouraging, but it can also be very liberating.

To know that there is no expectation of perfection in a relationship and/or friendship frees us to be a whole lot more natural in our being and actually brings people closer than before.

When we place an emphasis in the relationship on an expectation of perfection, we get discouraged with what we see as the other person’s lacks and we can often be driven to the point where we want to end the relationship or friendship because we don’t think it is working.

However, what we fail to actually see is that by putting the other person inside that box of expectations, we miss a whole lot of the things that they bring into the relationship that we were attracted to in the first place.

Because we are so focused on what we expect out of them we become blinded to the true person in front of us.

When we accept that nobody is perfect and we accept people for what they are, we will very soon find that there are so many more wonderful things to that person that we never noticed because we were looking only for what we wanted to see in them.

Being human means we are imperfect with results in mistakes.

However, if we can see beyond the mistakes into the positives of that person and the wonderful things that they bring into our lives, then we will discover the wonderful rainbow bridge of friendship uniting two hearts!

Thanks for reading my post today. After spending a wonderful weekend at the Land Mark Forum I have new inspiration for my writing but as always I more than accept comments here on my blog. If you have anything to contribute I am more than honored to have you post a comment on my blog.

If you have questions, comments or criticisms I am more than open to them. The comments you guys place here inspire me to write more. SO thanks in advance for your courage to contribute

 

 


To Your Continued Success!


JJ Brawley N.C.P.T.

 

PS: I have the honor and privilege of being asked to speak at an event Next Weekend, on Sunday June 26th. Not only will I be offering a short presentation but I will also be setting up a small table where I will be offering body composition testing and other information related to fitness, nutrition and health.

The event is called “Here & Now” with a subtitle “A Convention on Capitalism, Spirituality and other Playful Endeavors.

The event takes place at the La Fayette Hotel at 2223 El Cajon Boulevard. San Diego, CA 92104

Starts at 11:00am and goes till 5pm.

Tickets are just $15 and include Seminars and Live Music.

You can purchase a ticket directly through me (and I get credit, so thanks in advance for helping out!)

Or, you can click on the flier image below and get your ticket online for just a $1.25 (surcharge) more.

Thanks again for your support and I hope to see you there!

 

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