EXPECTATION

The theme for December is EXPECTATION

Pray for our expectations to be turned on their heads? Give us tears when we expect to be fed? Give us wild obligations when we expect congratulations? Turn us sideways? You want us to pray for this? Hope for this? That’s a bit nuts! And a bit UU.

We all know the common mantra: “You get what you expect.” That, most certainly, is part of what it means to be a people of expectation from an UU perspective. We believe that human beings have tremendous power to shape and create their own experience. Continue reading…

First Thoughts:

Expectation
Definition: fa belief that something will happen or is likely to happen; a feeling or belief about how successful, good, etc., someone or something will be (from Merriam Webster)
Synonyms: anticipation, assumption, hope, probability, belief

Wise Words:

“Expectations are resentments under construction.”   ~Anne Lamott

“I believe that we live the story we tell ourselves–and others–about the life we’re leading…If you constantly interview your child for pain, your child may begin to hear a story of social suffering emerge from her own mouth. Soon she will begin to believe it and will see herself as a victim.”   ~Michael Thompson

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