Every relationship has its share of disappointments. When I experience problems, sometimes my hopes slowly disappear like the moon on a cloudy night. At times, I realize that some dreams I once cherished will probably never happen. It's tempting at such times to give up hoping for anything at all, so that I won't feel the deep pain of disappointment later.
Yet, how realistic am I being if I expect most things to turn out the way I want? If I review my life, I'll probably find that I tended to focus more on dreams that didn't come true, and paid little attention to all the gifts I've been given so far.
We always seem to want what we don't have. If I were a quadrapeligic right now, my of my biggest dreams would be to walk again. If I had terminal cancer, I'd dream about medical science finding a cure. If I lived in a famine-filled Third World environment, I'd dream about having enough food to eat each day.
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