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Disappointed with Life?
Disappointment by any other names....is still disappointment.
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There’s a pain that grows
The raw fibers
Of the heart.
Like a jar of paint
dark as the ooze of grime
that grows, spreads
deep and wide
like the stubborn sinews of the night.
The once beautiful page wearing
mishappen to the perfect eye.
Disappointment is quite a part of life. Some people are more acquainted with it than others—another fact of life. Yet, for others, they seem to live above disappointment –their lives are nothing but glowing tales of glory and success. We like to think they live on green pastures, sleep in ivory towers and laze around serene blue waters of relaxation—maybe, they’re caricatures of fairy tales? But for most of us, dealing with disappointment is part and parcel of living this life. It takes on many forms and comes in all shades and grades.
Is the promise of hope
Smoldering in the fire of trials.
It’s the glow of love
Choked by the barbed wire
Of emotional thorns.
The blush of first love
Floundering and losing its way.
It’s the wish
that never grows wings.
The dream that perishes
In the heat of feverish eagerness.
The yearning that suffocates
In the tissue of fussing.
The cruel cutting of shoots
About to sprout.
The red light
The speed bumps
You’d rather not have.
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere. ~Frank A. Clark
Disappointed? With love? With the promotion you never get? Or the dream college you worked your whole life for but they were dumb enough not to recognize your potential? Disappointed with your dismal online earnings or just plain disappointed with the people in your life (yourself included)? Although disappointment is often negative and words like these come to mind—letdown, crushed, devastated, sad, snubbed, beat down, hopeless, defeated, desperate and more –it may also be a time of reflection, a time to step back and reevaluate, a time of renewal and coming back to do life, stronger than ever.
If you’re going through a patch like this—where life seems to suck and everywhere you turn, you’re see dredges of disappointment, here are some quotes to tide you over:
Disappointed because of Unreasonable Expectation?
Hope is tomorrow’s veneer over today’s disappointment. ~ Evan Esar
I have never won a race, and that is my main disappointment—but you have to be positive. ~ Jean Alesi
If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. ~ Henry David Thoreau
If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed. ~ Sylvia Plath
We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, “Blessed are they that mourn, “ and I accept it. I’ve got nothing that I hadn’t bargained for. Of course, it is different when thing happens to oneself, not to others, and in reality, not imagination. ~ C.S. Lewis
Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart. ~ Myla Kabat-Zinn
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown. ~ Willliam Penn
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
It is a great art to laugh at your own misfortune. ~Danish proverb.
There are two ways to be happy; improve your reality, or lower your expectations. ~ Jodi Picoult.
Good is not good, when better is expected. ~ Thomas Fuller