Pretty Good Expectations

“Don’t get your hopes up” is not good advice. I’ve taken this advice and affirm it does NOT work. It may be okay to not get your expectations up but this is a hedge. It doesn’t work either.

It is the nature of hope to be UP.  When I have tried to squelch the pleasant anticipation that something I’d like to happen, WILL happen, the only thing that occurs is a dumpy feeling. A grownup, smart and dumpy feeling.

Worse, over time this might become a habit. Hope may just take itself somewhere else where it is appreciated.

Don’t do it. Don’t let anyone you know do it.

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About Mrs. Fitz

Hello! I'm Michele Fitzpatrick, a Chicago writer. Like our town, a work in progress. As a journalist, teacher and writing coach I think all of us live our stories and sharing them creates moments that remind us we're connected. And that is enough.
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