“My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.”
– Michael J. Fox
I could have become very unhappy on this trip because of a certain expectation — that the aspen leaves would have been present on the trees, creating a bright yellow band on the distant shoreline.
Instead, the leaves were gone, wiped away by a winter storm the day before.
Instead, an even more glorious show of yellow beyond my expectations appeared, reflected in the icy covering on North Lake.
Instead, I experienced and accepted this marvelous morning with great gratitude and happiness.