May 10, 2011
I hate to admit this, but there were years that I was actually disappointed by Mother's Day. I had expectations, and they were never met. "If it’s Mother's Day, how come I'm the one ...(fill in the blank)?" I am horrified to admit how selfish I was, and yet I know I am not alone. It wasn't only on Mother's Day where my expectations would be unmet; it was birthdays, anniversaries and other holidays too. At one point or another I would feel let down when other people did not do what I thought they should (with regards to the occasion, that was in some way designed to honor me). We all have ways that we think things should go, or expectations of how other people should respond to life and somehow our ideas and opinions quite often differ from those around us. We can easily hold other people captive to our expectations; and the result is often disappointment.