Brene Brown, a well-known author and researcher, says often it is much easier to live disappointed than it is to be disappointed. She used this statement to illustrate how we often “don’t get our hopes up” in case of hurt or setbacks. We don’t want to allow ourselves to be vulnerable to the pain that often comes with life. Now, we all know that this is no way to live the full life we are given, but I know most of us can fall into that rut.
Let us encourage one another to live in the fullness that is already ours. We have gone through quite a challenging year and many experts in human behavior have likened it to a traumatic event. Hold each other up in these times of (what seems to be) recovery. Remind others of the gift they are to the world and remind yourself of the same. Do not live disappointed, waiting for the next hard loss. Live in the fullness that is ALREADY yours. - Meghan