Disappointment can be detrimental to our health and well being if we allow it to be. It happens to all of us. We have to choose not to allow it to become so overwhelming that it disrupts our lives. For whatever reason we depend on other people for our own happiness, pats on the back, to feel accepted, validated, etc… Disappointment can be totally devastating if we have put so much expectation onto others and they don’t deliver.
We each have OUR OWN journey. The paths we choose are chosen because we feel that is what we needed to do at that time. Whether it is right, wrong or indifferent it is what we choose. You have and continue to journey down your own paths. We must allow others to do the same even if it means they take a different path than what we have chosen for them. The person/s we have invested so much time and energy on chooses a different path that we feel is not in their best interest. This is where Disappointment arises.Take the time to really think about it and ask yourself why have you put so much expectation onto this person/s. Why are you allowing this person/s to CONTROL your feelings?
Something that we need to remember is that every action has a consequence. Sometimes we have to get burnt to realize the fire is hot. As hard as it may be we have to let others journey down their own paths and allow them to accept the consequences of their own actions.
Don’t allow disappointment to take away the joy of living each day to it’s fullest. The choice is yours…