One of the biggest struggles we face in life is the constant battle between expectation and appreciation. We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with messages telling us that we need more to be happy. More money, more stuff, more success. But the truth is that happiness and contentment come from appreciating what we already have.

Expectation has no room for the present. When we’re constantly looking forward to what we hope to gain or looking back to what we had or didn’t have, we miss out on the present moment, the only moment that truly exists.

You appreciate what you have, and what is around you, right here and right now. 

We have this need to control every aspect of our lives, but it’s not necessary. We can trust our inner wisdom to guide us from moment to moment. We don’t need to create a life where we have a million detailed plans, checklists, and to-do lists. We can take it one moment at a time and let things unfold naturally.

When we shift our mindset from expectation to appreciation, we begin to see the beauty in the world around us. We start to notice the small things that we used to take for granted. We start to see the world as a gift rather than something that we are entitled to.

It’s important to remember that we can’t control everything. Life is unpredictable, and things often turn out differently than we imagine. But that doesn’t mean that we should give up on our dreams and goals. It just means that we need to trust the process and let things unfold naturally.

So, let’s make the shift from expectation to appreciation. Let’s start to see the world as a gift and appreciate the things we already have. Let’s trust our inner wisdom to guide us from moment to moment, and let go of the need to control everything. When we do this, we will find peace and contentment in our lives.