CELEBRATING – REFRAMING DISAPPOINTMENT

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Every Tuesday Two Writing Teachers provide an opportunity to share your writing.

DISAPPOINTMENT
noun
the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations.

I encountered a huge disappointment this week.  A disappointment that involves not just my life but the lives of my entire family.  A disappointment that involves the fate and the future of my granddaughter.

I was probably in my worst state of grappling with the implications of the disappointment on Thursday morning when I picked up Consolations by David Whyte.

Here is what I read, “Disappointment is a friend to transformation, a call to both accuracy and generosity in the assessment of our self and others, a test of sincerity, and a catalyst of resilience.  Disappointment is just the initial meeting with the frontier of an evolving life, an invitation to reality, which we expected to be one particular way and turns out to be another, often something more difficult, more overwhelming and strangely, in the end, more rewarding.”

I celebrate the goodness of the Creator for putting the guidance in my hands at the moment that I needed it.

May you always receive the guidance you need,

Bernadette

About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

15 Responses

  1. Those last few words, “and strangely, in the end, more rewarding.” are what keeps us going. So many times, our hopes and dreams are bypassed for something else, yet things do seem to turn out for the best. A wonderful share, which will inspire us!

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  2. It makes me shiver when something happens, then words come that help, like your reading of that piece. I’m sorry though for the disappointment. It still hurts. I do like the words you shared: “the initial meeting with the frontier of an evolving life.” True, true. Hugs to you at this time.

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