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My oldest sister recently told me I’m too hard on myself.  Although her observation came as no surprise, it forced me to take a closer look at another of my “ickies.”  She was referring to my self-imposed expectations, which no one can possibly live up to (including myself) and, unfortunately, tend to ooze onto whoever is closest to me at the time.  I think the remedy to this, however, may be attempting to live out the words I read posted on Facebook the other day:

Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think,
not wonder, not imagine, not obsess, just breathe,
and have faith that everything will work out for the best.
~ Anonymous

The meaning of this quote removes a lot of pressure for me,  and might just signify a new beginning.  Because with that advice, maybe I can finally learn to live in the moment — Today — knowing Someday is already covered.

Are you overextended when it comes to expectations for yourself and others?