Expectations, and when not to have them

I can’t recall how many times I’ve heard people--myself included--use the word “expectation.”  And I believe it’s one of the most overused and misused words in our modern vocabulary. “Expectation,” as defined by dictionary.com, is “a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future.” Having expectations for ourselves, our relationships …

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Gratitude – The best free gift to yourself

I recently spoke with a principal who conducted a “gratitude challenge” in his school.  Over a very short period of time, he wrote dozens of thank you notes to all the people who had a connection with his school-teachers, paraprofessionals, central office staff, PTO, etc.  Then he hid those notes around the school. Students, upon …

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