fishy expectations

At training camp for the WorldRace, almost three years ago, they told us to let go of all expectations.  Expectations kind of became a catch-phrase; at times, even a joke to us.  But, I am reminded over and over again how important it is to not hold onto expectations.

Such as, here, you never know what to expect when someone asks you a question; especially when it comes to food.  Around lunch-time yesterday, Justine, my friend whom I work with in the office at school, asked me through the window if I take [eat] fish.

I said, “Yes, but I can go down and get my own food.”  [assuming she was asking one of the kids to get a plate of food for me]

Justine simply responded, “I want to buy for you.”

“Oh ok.  Thank you.”

Thirty seconds later, Justine disappeared and a lady walked into the office carrying a clear bucket with newspapers on top.  She walked up to me, reached a sheet of newspaper into the bucket, and proceeded to hand me a fried fish.

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my fish.  pretty tasty actually:)

 

One would think that I know enough about expectations and assumptions to not make them anymore, especially living in a different culture.
False.
But having reminders like these are definitely good, and usually very timely.

Have you had any reminders that you hold expectations recently?

 

much love!

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One thought on “fishy expectations

  1. A) I’m thankful I wasn’t in your situation. That picture makes my stomach turn.
    B) this is a good reminder to release expectations. Papa has been blowing my expectations out of the water recently. It’s so good.

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