Most people do the best they can. Most people are doing all that they can to make their way through the world, and make good decisions, and to love and feel loved. Sometimes we expect more out of people than they could possibly give. Sometimes we think others think exactly as we think, and we expect them to react the way we would react, behave the way that we would behave, and to do what we would do in any given situation...and then we are disappointed and jaded when they don't.
We bring ourselves and others so much pain when we have great expectations for others. Unconditional love, kindness, and acceptance means that there are no expectations of others. We love for the sake of loving, even if we never get love in return. We are kind for the sake of being kind, even if the kindness is never returned. We accept for the sake of accepting, even if that acceptance is not returned in ways that we might have expected. Take pressure off yourself, dear friend, and drop all expectations that you have of others. We can never know what is going on in a person's life, in their heart. We can never know what their intentions are or what they are truly thinking or planning. Expecting, assuming, and creating conditions just leads to pain for everybody. Love for the sake of loving....it is the way to peace. http://www.thebravegirlsclub.com