That’s what AA calls “expectations”: premeditated resentments.
Expectations of how the world should be, expectations of others at home and at work, expectations of how I should be, expectations of being able to enjoy my magnolia tree without squirrelly interference, dagnab it.
When reality does not match your expectations
Adjust your expectations.
So this week, while my expectations of work and the contributions of others are not matching reality, I focused on being grateful for the few magnolia blooms that somehow evaded the local munchers. And for the break from work that this photo-shoot afforded me.