Last night I spent time with an old friend… someone very dear to my heart.
Yet there was a time, when I was so attached to the idea of what I expected of our friendship, that I couldn’t even enjoy my time with him.
I projected an idea of what I thought it “should” be and I held to it; what I wanted… what I believed was needed… my rules… my way.
Tonight, with no expectations, no projections, I found great joy in his company once again.
We caught up on each other’s lives.
And I was reminded how much joy the friendship had brought to me, before I started placing so much emphasis on how I thought it “should be.”
What do I know about “should?”
Preconceived notions regarding what life “should” be only leave me unable to grow and see the limitless possibilities of having an open mind.
Maybe it is time I took a step away from what I believe life “should” be and let my Higher Power take the lead for awhile.
“Dear God, help me to let go of what I believe life should be… and live life as it is… one day at a time… with an open mind and an open heart.”
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