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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover." ~ Mark Twain

Risk. It is a scary word for many people. A word that can imply fear, suffering, failure. However to other people it can imply excitement, peace, success. Part of this difference is the fact that we don't know what the predicted outcome of a risk is going to be. An even bigger concern for many people is the actual process itself. So many times it is just more comforting and secure to do things as we have always done them, which in turn does not allow us to grow as a person.

Risk can come in many forms. It can be something as life endangering as skydiving (to me this is life endangering!) or as heart endangering as confiding to someone that you love them for the first time. In both circumstances, however different they may seem to …

~Great Expectations~

"The best things in life are unexpected-because there were no expectations." ~ Eli Khamarov

"When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have." ~ Stephen Hawking

OK, so its 7:30am and I am awake in bed thinking that I need to now. For anyone who knows me, the fact that I am even awake at 7:30am is quite an event. The fact that I am doing something relatively productive at this time of day is just amazing. I am finding though that I enjoy writing the most when I am inspired and the result of this is today's blog.
So what was I thinking about when I woke up this morning? Expectations...the ones I have of you, the ones you have of me, the ones we have in our everyday life and how they can be a great cause of confusion, miscommunication, and general dissatisfaction. In the past, I have spent too much time being frustrated and disappointed in the people around me and even worse, in myself. Over a period of tim…