Friday, January 24, 2014

Great Expectations



"Hope is our four letter word" -One Republic

We've been told to lower our standards, because they are far too high and no one can live up to them. 

We've been told to lower our expectations, because with high expectations comes the risk of being disappointed. 

We've been told to be realistic. 

We've been told to play it safe. 

And maybe not directly and maybe not intentionally, we've been told not to hope. 

But why should I lower my standards simply because there are a lot of jerks in the world? Shouldn't I instead hold out for someone who is willing to rise to the occasion? 

And why should I live with the fear of being diasappointed? Everyone gets let down at some point, but is that any reason not to have great expectations?

"People will kill you over time and how they will do it is with tiny little phrases like 'be realistic'"

"Just what makes that little old ant think he'll move a rubber tree plant... He's got high hopes"

I really and truly believe that you will never fully enjoy life by lower your expectations and playing it safe. 

Yes, it's risky to hope, but without hope we might as well be dead. 

Maybe I will never accomplish everything I intend to accomplish in this life, but by golly I'm gonna go out with a bang and die trying. 

It's ok to guard your heart, but don't become so guarded that you refuse to believe that your best is still yet to come. 

Realists may not get hurt, but I can gaurantee they won't change the world either.  

Plan for the best, prepare for the worst, and take what God chooses to send. 

"For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience"-Romans 8:24-25





1 comment:

  1. I want to print this out and frame it in my house. I love it - Awesome Paige!

    I love this quote from Albert Einstein - "Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts."

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