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,