Everything is Enjoyable

Everything is Enjoyable
Blog Writers - Fri Oct 30, 2015 @ 03:53PM
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Let's talk for a moment about the word expectations.

"He who expects nothing, enjoys everything" - St. Francis of Assisi 

I've spent the last week buried shoulder-high in papers, deadlines, books, assignments, labs, music practice, studying, quizzes, homework uploads, and just about everything highschool-related.  

One particular book I read over the past days is about St. Francis of Assisi, and while I don't agree with everything in that book (I rarely do), there has been so much food for thought.  I find myself challenged by this particular man.  

A quote I especially loved was the one above.  And it really made me think.  I had heard it said by S.M. Davis that when expectations are reduced to 0, everything becomes meaningful.  And now, to hear Assisi say nearly the same thing, only differently worded, drives home a point.

How often do we race through life with expectations?  Expecting to receive a good grace, expecting success, expecting breakfast tomorrow morning, expecting mom to do the laundry, expecting little brother to fix our bedroom door, expecting, expecting, expecting....  When we have so many expectations (especially lofty expectations), we suddenly aren't as grateful.  Even when things go "the way we like", we just move down to the next expectation on our list.  And when things don't go to the "way we like", we fall apart.  

How much better if we keep our expectations to 0!  I'm not saying don't have goals.  But don't make these huge expectations.  Keep them minimal, and watch how....

....everything becomes enjoyable.

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