I think that it’s terribly important to have realistic expectations. If our expectations are unrealistic, we set ourselves up for feeling frustrated, disappointed, or both.
When you’re living with chronic illness, realistic expectations are even more important. Stress-sensitive conditions can’t tolerate the increased aggravation that accompanies having unrealistic expectations.
Life is hard. Life is unpredictable. People will make mistakes, and let you down. This is a common denominator for all of us.
We don’t have control over a lot of things that happen in our lives, despite our strong desire to believe otherwise. What we do have control over, however, is how we choose to respond when our expectations are not met.