Friday, September 28, 2012

Grateful For...Great Expectations

Expectations.
Friend or foe???

Here I sit with expectations.
Great ones even.

Nothing grand or momentous - just the blueprint of a wonderful weekend awaiting us.

Am I setting myself (and the three others in this home) up for a fall?
Will I have to eat my words instead of the tasty treats and happy times I am preparing for?

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”
― Alexander Pope


Well, Mr Pope. you do have a point.
But today I choose to anticipate, to be expectant and excited.

A long weekend stretches before us here.

Beeeeautiful weather is forecast.
Fantastic friends are booked in.
Plans have been made.
A bonus day is ours.

I choose to subscribe to my friend Sarah here instead...

“Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday.
  A simply abundant world awaits.
― Sarah Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy

I'm grateful today for the prospect of simple pleasures and promise of the few days ahead.
The sun, the socialising, the 'samily' time.
(The sleep, hey Missi??!!)

Bring on the weekend.
What could possibly go awry?

Linking with Maxabella Loves' 52 Weeks of Grateful

Shar :-)

P.S. I'm asking for it, aren't I?!

7 comments:

Melissa Lawrence said...

Enjoy your long weekend. You never know what an extra day of leisure may bring.

Nat - Muddy Farmwife said...

Where are we without expectations! I have no doubt that with your enthusiasm your expectations will be met and probably exceeded! Enjoy!

Mama of 2 boys said...

As my old Dad would say, tempting fate, haha! Nah, I think your weekend will be golden my friend... as is your lovely approach to it. Have fun Shar xo

Elisa {with grace and eve} said...

I'm an eternal optimist so Like to think much the same as you! I hope your weekend was all you anticipated and more xx

Holli said...

Oh a long weekend, perhaps a lay in? Or some Mummy time? Enjoy!! xx

Anne said...

I am loving the long weekend, enjoy!

Maxabella said...

Gorgeous optimism, wrapped up in a post. Love it, Shar. x