Kohl Hard Facts

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5 Minute Friday – Expectation June 8, 2012

Filed under: 5 Minute Friday — kohlhardfacts @ 9:12 pm

We’ve had a busy Friday around here.  The girls and I went to the zoo with some wonderful ladies and their kiddos.  It was a sweet time of hanging out and building those relationships.  The kids had a blast looking at animals, riding the carrousel, getting faces painted, playing in the splash area – whew!  I’m tired just remembering all of the fun they had!  🙂
I’m so very thankful for days like this – for the fact that I’m able to stay home with the girls instead of working, for the zoo membership my parents gifted us, for my sweet social girls, for beautiful sunshiney days.

And now on to something I look forward to every week – 5 Minute Friday!

If you’re not familiar with 5 Minute Friday, check out The Gypsy Mama to learn what it’s all about.

Today’s prompt:



I’ve been thinking a lot about expectations lately.

What I expect of my kids, my husband, my ministry leaders, my family and friends.

What each of them expects of me.

What I expect out of life.

So many expectations – so much to live up to.  And more often than not, we fail at those expectations.  People we love fail us.  Life fails us.

This led me to wonder – is there a way to live life without expectations?  Would it be a good thing to live without expectations?  Would it be possible to avoid disappointment?  Heartache?

And yet if we had no expectations wouldn’t we be missing out on some of life’s greatest joys – of the looking ahead with excitement and anticipation?


I had SO much more I wanted to write!  But I’m playing by the rules.  5 minutes, and 5 minutes only.  So there you go, my 5 minutes on expectations.


4 Responses to “5 Minute Friday – Expectation”

  1. Dara Says:

    What a wonderful post! Awhile back, I decided to let go of expectations because I was afraid of disappointment, or worse, failure. Now, I know to expect the best God has for me! Life’s too beautiful to just get through it. I want to LIVE. 🙂

  2. Jenn Says:

    Expectations, such a tricky thing. Definitely hard to contain to 5 min. Thank you for your kind words early on the blog, they were very encouraging for me.

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