03 June 2008

Great Expectations

By now one would think that I would have eliminated all expectations, but I haven't. I thought that I had set the bar sufficiently low enough. Apparently not. As it is the day after my birthday, you can imagine that I failed to receive any type of "Happy Birthday" from someone important in my life. I don't expect a lot from this person regarding my birthday - I don't expect a card even. It doesn't make it hurt any less when they forget. I have no illusions that this person forgot, despite the protestations that work was very busy yesterday. Were this a one time event, I probably would have believed it. Unfortunately, they forget more often than they remember. It's not that I am not cognizant of the fact that this was a difficult year for them either. Given the events of the past year, I thought maybe they would have remembered more.

I had a great birthday yesterday - sunshine-y and gorgeous, dinner with friends, well wishes from friends and family. It all gets overshadowed by the one who forgot. I guess what needs to happen is to have no expectations, therefore being pleasantly surprised when they eventually remember. For now, however, I am going to focus instead on the beautiful day I had yesterday.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

A happy belated birthday to you; I hope it was a good one. 31 huh, wow you sure are getting old. Don't worry though, I'm right there with you. Such is life.

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