When something is nothing but leads to disappointment

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It’s a beautiful day here in Bluff. I’m heading out the door to spend the day playing in the sun with my grand babies. They have school holidays for the next two weeks. It feels like a lifetime since I’ve seen them with all of “the life stuff” getting in the way of what my heart desires to do. I can’t wait to catch up on some cuddles and kisses.
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Before I headed to town, I had one little errand. I went to pick up one of our staff up at the ferry terminal and the ferry was late. Apparently, the ferry captain spotted whales and being a sight seeing vessel, they stopped to watch them for a while. Whales!?!

Obviously, I am not the whale whisperer because I always seem to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

In case you are new around here, since moving close to the sea, my biggest dream is to see whales in or near the environment where I live.

And I missed the whole show today. Izzy (our staff member) said the whales put on quite a show. They were dancing and jumping. I wanted every detail. I wanted to know if I took the big walk around the point if I would see them. I was so excited. His reply,”Nawh, don’t bother.” Honestly, I think he was just a little too nonchalant about the whole thing. lol.

He obviously doesn’t understand how important this is to me! Or -(more accurately) he was late for a meeting and being a guy…it was low priority for him. sigh. 😉
deeclarknz.comDo you ever rant about insignificant things?

I say insignificant because in the scope of all of life, it’s not vital to my existence but I am completely passionate. I want this.

I am play ranting, really, and joking. I’m not really upset. I am disappointed.

But I was thinking about how important certain somethings can be to our hearts and when those something’s that are nothings lead to disappointment, we can be tempted to react poorly.

They may not be a big deal to anyone else.

To us…they matter…whatever the level of importance.

Mix in even a smidgen of disappointment and suddenly you would think we were facing a world catastrophe. Isn’t it funny how our hearts can do that to us?

When disappointment shows up, it is important to be careful not to equate the level of emphasis someone else places on our desires as the level of importance they place on us as a person. They won’t even have a clue that the two levels have anything to do with each other….because really they don’t.

We have to remember that the disappointment of not attaining a desire can easily turn into disappointment in a person.

Seeing whales is one of my passions. I go on about it a lot. But not everyone really cares if I see them or not. Oh, don’t get me wrong, they will be thrilled for me when I finally do get the opportunity but most days it’s not high on anyone else’s priority list.

Sometimes out of that frustration, we can turn the disappointment toward the people around us as if they don’t care enough about us. It’s not their fault. It really has nothing to do with what they do or don’t do yet we point the gun of frustration at them.

You might have a desire that is more important than my dilemma. In fact, I’m pretty sure you will.

It is important to you. It is.

And your loved ones care about what is important to you because they care about you. deeclarknz.comAppreciate what you have in your life at this moment.

Today, there is plenty of beauty all around me. It’s spring, the sun is shining and I’ve got the day with my babies.

Keep anticipating. Keep looking forward. Keep hoping.

When something is nothing that leads to disappointment…

keep your perspective so that you don’t take that disappointment out on the ones you love.

Is there something that you are truly passionate about doing? Or maybe you have finally been able to do something you’ve always wanted to do? I’d love to hear about it, you can tell me about it in the comments section. I’m sure it will brighten my day.

While I’m on the subject of perspective, I can definitely be thankful for you today. You stopped by and listened to my heart. Thank you for that!

I hope you have a great day!
D

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4 thoughts on “When something is nothing but leads to disappointment

  1. I would have been disappointed too! I think whales are so cool, and living in Wisconsin – pretty sure I won’t see them in Lake Michigan…lol. We did see killer whales on a family trip to Washington (the state) about 20 years ago, Very awesome.

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    • I’m not sure you will see whales in Wisconsin anytime soon. They are magnificent looking creatures. I could get on a tour boat at the top of the South Island but it wouldn’t be the same. I live at the bottom of the South Island and have been told that whales often travel past where I live on their journey to Antartica. I love to sit watching and listening to the sea and have this picture in my mind of seeing them in my environment. Kind of like they stopped by for a visit…lol. I have seen several dolphin runs up our local estuary and it is exciting, fascinating and down right exciting. Nearly the whole town gathers when it occurs. Such fun! Thank you for reading and commenting!

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      • Well, my husband and his boys were out one day in front of our old house and saw killer whales. They came up near the boat and put one of their fins in the boat…gently. I’m not sure what kind of whales Izzy saw this week. I’ll be pinning him down for details when I see him next😉.

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