Poetry Of Life's Expectations
What do we expect from life?
What is life if not what we live?
What is living if not our choices?
What are choice's responsibilities?
Will we dwell every day in sorrow?
Will we bury our blessings with grief?
Life's sight has more fondness
than experiences of loathe.
Life's expectations needs realism.
Realism is authenticity, truth...verism.
Existences is being... not dying.
What do we expect from life?
If not our own harvest, reap... yielding.
For whatever a man sows will be his fruit.
Expectations are to be analyzed
Do you have life expectations?
Expectation is defined as:
- The act or the state of expecting
- The act or state of looking forward to or anticipating
- Having hope
- Having trust
Mine, yours and our expectations
We could cry, howl, lament or let the blues get on top of us. And it is not bad, because that is human nature. The thing is, what happens to us is mostly a product of our own decisions and when not, we should know the difference in what could be changed and what has to be accepted. Our choices walk hand in hand with our expectations. Our expectations may be high or low toward reality.
There is so much written, therapies and pills for positive thoughts and how to deal with sadness, stress or depression. Our life expectation ought to be based on realism and carefully handled. This prevents frustration from false or wrong expectations. The main fact is that if we don't have our own expectations, somebody else may have intentions of wanting followers like us; we need to:
"be sober, be vigilant; because our adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking who he may devour." (1 Peter chapter 5::8).
All these readings, counseling and things in benefit of our well being are good, since they are tools to enable us in making choices.
1 Peter 1:13, says:
"Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed."
Don't expect others to provide your expectations always
Learning from others
Having our own life expectations gives us directions. They are goals. They become the target that give purpose to existence. History is the mirror which ought to reflect our life expectations. It prevents and gives open doors; or keys to open closed doors.
I do not follow the lives of actors, but there are some specific personalities that what they have walked through help our path designs... our life expectations.
- Patricia Neal was a beautiful actress that aging never took her internal beauty, reflecting always through her physical. Our life expectations are to be traced on the reality of aging.
- Michael Landon was a genuine actor that teaches us to confront natures unexpected happenings, even when our life expectations will change or require the need of adaption.
- Ramon Lorenzo Falcon was a militant that made choices against the approval of many and yet was honored. Politicians, governors and leaders make decisions reclined in orders or laws, we cannot recline our life expectations by their speech or acts.
Views on life's expectations by Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal (1926 - 2010)
"A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations".
Views on life's expectations by Michael Landon
Assassination of R. Falcon
Views on life's expectations by R. Falcon
R. Falcon (1885 - 1909)
"Each day is a brand new opportunity to be Jesus to the world."
Peace and hope
Life is not easy but neither is it impossible. Just remember for whatever a man sows will be his fruit.
I trust that God's life expectations for us are the ones in Jeremiah 29:11:
"For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope."
I added the video below, because the lyrics are some how what many live. I believe in God; the song says he doesn't, but that he fears his wrath.
Blessings to all!
© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill
© 2011 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill