Expecting Happiness

People will disappoint us.  This is part of life.  Sometimes it will be the people we know and trust.  Other times it will be people we have never met, but in whom we had some degree of hope, faith, or confidence.  The common factor is expectation.  The greater our expectations, the more we have the…

The Desire To Do Good

Good intentions alone may not be enough, but they are a better starting point than the alternative. When we talk about someone’s good intentions, it is usually a way of easing the pain of disappointment, saying that, in spite of some negative outcome, at least the person in question means well. Wanting to do good…