Monday, October 10, 2011

Great expectations

~ Tell It To My Heart (Club Mix) | Taylor Dayne ~

In an older post, 
I defined great expectations
 as going beyond hope and faith.

Often faith is described as seeing the outcome before it happens.  I felt it, I knew it.  I just didn't know what "it" was.  My hope was to be happy again.  Some people are meant to share their lives with a significant other.  I am one of them . . . definitely miserable living alone and grieving my loss way too long.

The gift in my greatest expectations was to find true love again.  Little did I know . . . be careful what you wish for!  As I experienced the most unusual and entertaining journey of my life, through the good and the bad aspects of it all, I can honestly say that I enjoyed every moment of falling in love again.  

The one single thing that I remember in that time before I encountered The Captain is that I felt as though something wonderful was about to happen in my life.  I just knew.  God put a peace in my heart that surpassed all understanding and logic.

The following post describes the emotions of anticipation and great expectations as it relates to faith and hope . . . and "it."

My fuzzy dreams became a reality.  

"It" was to love and be loved again.

The Captain has been one of the
 greatest gifts in my life . . . friendship
that turns into love.

I'm still enjoying the moment :)

Never lose faith and hope, even in your darkest days.

Look for the light at the end of the tunnel.

It is there.

Originally posted March 2009

Out of the darkest despair of blue days came sunshine and rainbows, expectations and plans running through my mind repeatedly like a child on Christmas Eve being so excited anticipating Santa’s visit and what gifts he may bring.

The expectations are more like fuzzy dreams and what I’m feeling is the anticipation of what is to come with the faith that it is everything I need . . . that is all I want.

All of these fabulous emotions have brought me a peace and calmness that has allowed me restful sleep and a definite routine. As a result, the anxiety and restless feelings are under control and what is left goes beyond faith and hope . . . great expectations.

A slight shift in my thinking has made such a difference for me by putting a positive emphasis on enjoying the journey rather than constantly anticipating the destination.

Just as the excitement on Christmas Eve anticipating the gifts, once the gifts are open, where is the excitement of anticipation? The anticipation is what brings the most joy . . . at least it does for me.

The balance of the outcome, what I call the “ying/yang thing” is accepting the gifts, relax and enjoy them . . . experience and love the joy of the moment.

Living in the moment and anticipating unexpected changes in life as a new and exciting journey has been making a big difference in my life.

Has faith and hope ever given you
those kind of great expectations
 that surpasses understanding?


robert said...

hold that moment close and never let it go...:)

Gina Alfani said...

Finding love again after losing a significant other is very special and closer since you know that feeling of great loss.

I cherish every moment of every day . . . never plan on letting go for sure!

Thank you so much for your sweet comment Robert :)

Russ said...

Yes Gina we need to hold onto our loved ones and let them know how important they are to us.

I found my true love 11 years ago. We met at a Chinese restaurant and talked for hours. I knew immediately that we would spend the rest of our lives together.

Gina Alfani said...

Very true Russ . . . it is so important :)

awww your love story is so sweet!! Destiny creeps up on us when we least expect it . . .

Thanks for visiting and commenting . . . Gina

Joyce Lansky said...

Great thoughts! How do you keep up with so many blogs? I find it a challenge to keep one active.


Gina Alfani said...

Hey Joyce . . . thanks!

My goal is to post at least one article per day throughout all my blogs. When I am on an inspired roll, I schedule future posts to give myself a break.

I do a whole lot of reading . . . reading is very inspirational to me.

Have a wonderful day!

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