deciding beforehand

     Going into a day (or a movie or a marriage or a conversation) with expectations is just another way of saying my-will-be-done. It’s deciding beforehand that I will only enjoy life if what I expect to happen happens. Since it usually doesn’t, I think I’ll experiment with expecting nothing today -- deciding beforehand to enjoy everything.

“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall enjoy everything.” St. Francis of Assisi

“Thy will be done. . . .” Matthew 6:10

“My will be done. . . .” Elizabeth Fitch (sometimes)