How do you handle disappointments? Broken expectations?
Anyone who is older than 6 months has had to deal with disappointments and broken expectations.
Now, if I were 2 years old, I could howl and scream and carry on in a ridiculous fashion, and while I would be corrected for that response, the response itself would be normal for a 2-year-old.
I'm a 42-year-old. I can't howl and scream and carry on in a ridiculous fashion.
So when the disappointments hit, I feel it keenly, depending upon the severity, and give myself time to acknowledge it.
Disappointments are real, they stink, and they happen to everyone, so acknowledging it is important.
Then I just have to get up and move on.
And that's not being dismissive; it's merely an intentional effort not to live perpetually in the realm of that disappointment. I don't have to let disappointments define my life and my future.
There is always something for which to be grateful.
There will be good things again. The sun will shine again!