Do blogs have remakes? You know, like old movies made again? If so, this post is a remake. I posted these words four years ago, as another year was about to get started, and they resonate with me again this year.
Maybe I set my expectations too high.
I expect people to show up when they say they will, do the hard work that is necessary, and be kind to those around them.
I expect stores to be open, well stocked, and offer great customer service.
I expect roadways to be well paved, without obstructions, and to keep traffic flowing smoothly.
I expect cities and municipalities to honestly take care of their citizens with the money paid to them to do so.
I expect neighbors to take care of their property, be friendly and available, if necessary, to help other neighbors.
I expect my church to offer a place of refuge and comfort to sin-sick souls and to teach the word of God to all who enter.
I’m sure I have other expectations, but those are the ones on my heart and mind this morning after reading a post that said I should raise my expectations. I think mine are pretty high, as is. These are also the expectations I have of myself.
These are still my expectations, except the roadways. After a year of constant detours and roadwork, I expect roads to be closed and traffic to come to a standstill. Have your expectations changed over the past few years?