"Relish small pleasures."
~H. Jackson Browne Jr.~
Expecting the worst- of people, of situations, and of our days to come, is an ugly business. This is going to be horrible, and how will we ever get through that? How will so and so mess with us tomorrow? What's up with her and what's his problem? With our luck it's all going to be a disaster before it even begins.
What nonsense! With our luck, it's a miracle that we feel anything other than gratitude- for our blessings and our opportunities and our clean water and all of the accidents that we have missed. Thank God for mercy instead of justice. Our lives are nothing short of a miracle, every day that we live.
I choose gratitude today over negative expectations. Life is too short and too beautiful to feel anything other than blessed.