Sunday, September 25, 2005


Expectation is a trait that most of us possess and expect from people we love. We expect from family, we expect from friends. But is it OK to expect from our loved ones? Is it fair for someone you love to expect from you?

Expectations leads to more expectations and more expectations lead to even more. This eventually leads to disappointment. Disappointment unnecessarily leads to misunderstanding, miscommunications etc. A person who truely loves and cares about you will do everything he/she can for you. He/she will not give you an opportunity to expect. He/she will always be there for you.

What if you know that someone is close to you and does not give you what you deserve. Should you be disappointed? No. It is my firm belief that one should not expect anything from the ones that are close to your heart. Yes, even a small thing like Thank you or Sorry from your loved ones would mean a lot to you, but it is not worth feeling disappointed not to get one.

On the contrary, it is my belief to "GIVE" all that you have, all that you possibly can give. Make sure the ones you love are not left expecting from you. GIVING has given me peace, happiness, and most importantly satisfaction in life. And I always do it with immense happiness,not worried what I get back in return. I am left with a sense of immense contentment in life that I have done my duty, whether recognized or not. Expectation gives you none of the above. Giving has given me people who have a lot of trust, faith, and belief in me, which is very important and will last forever.



At 7:06 PM, Blogger SAL said...

Yup, giving without any vested interests is the best satisfaction one can get.

Keep going...!
Thats the way.

At 6:23 AM, Blogger meenakshi said...

Very true. It is a learning process for most of us not to expect from our loved ones. At times, it is hard to believe that how do people not fulfil your expectations when you were well assured that they would. It hurts. To avoid this pain, somehow, I have started to hope rather than expect. I believe in what George MacDonald has to say about love and trust, "To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved"...But, in spite of this belief I try not to expect...I just HOPE. And this hope makes me happy.


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