Mix With Your Hands

My family has a recipe for Irish Bread that we got from our neighbor, Anita.  She made it every St. Patrick’s Day and gave it out to people she knew.  At some point she gave us the recipe so we could make it ourselves.  Our family loved the bread so much that we began making it for other occasions too.  This recipe is quite different from most of the Irish Bread you’ve probably had.  It is made with baking powder instead of soda, has no caraway seeds, and is sweet. 

Photo by Ann Thompson

Photo by Ann Thompson

Dealing With Expectations Part Three: Life, continued

In the last post, we saw that prosperity, media, technology, and our world view can affect our expectations.  Unmet expectations can cause distress.  When those expectations are unrealistic, we are bound to be disappointed.

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(c) Purestock/Thinkstock

What you think about life matters much more than your circumstances.

Dealing With Expectations Part Two: Life

What do you expect from life?  Unrealized expectations haunt many of us, particularly when we hit middle age and beyond.  Perhaps you expected to rise to the top of your profession and haven’t.  Or you thought your marriage would be perfect and it isn’t.  Or you thought you would sail through your kids’ teenage years, and then the ship sank.

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Most of us have unrealized dreams.  Some may be fulfilled later, and some may never become reality  If we EXPECT life to work the way we dream, we can go down hard when it doesn’t happen.