March 02, 2012

Don't Ask and Ye Shall Receive

I have a groundbreaking theory to share with you today. It's called "The art of having reasonable expectations."

Yesterday was my Birthday. Due to some previous holidays in which I expected a knight in shining armor or a unique know, just like the Hope Diamond or something sweet?...I have ended up dissapointed and angry.

This Birthday, I just didn't really think about it. I was hoping for a card and maybe a fun dinner out. And both of those things came true! Not to mention I totally racked up some major Birthday money from my loved ones. I went to sleep yesterday feeling happy, fulfilled, and not crazy for expecting too much and not getting it.

I know I might me setting the women's movement back a few decades, but I think it could revolutionize relationships and prevent countless future Birthday/Valentine's Day/Anniversary heartbreaks. Just don't expect over the top gestures, and you will not be dissapointed.

It is hard to accept, but I have just had to come to grips with the fact that guys do not think like girls do when it comes to gift giving. And, unfortunately, they haven't figured out how to read minds either. Bummer, right? Until that happens, I am going to try to match my expectations to my understanding of the male mind: Keep it simple. Assume it's coming from a good place. And know with all your heart that he'd rather be doing anything else than shopping for a woman.

If we all get on the same page life could go a lot smoother. And Kleenex brand might go out of business. It's improving my life already.

*How awesome is that wine glass pictured above? My bro-in-law/wine-drinking buddy gave it to me for my Birthday. In addition to the candles all around the body of the glass, it says "It's My Birthday" on the base. Beautiful!

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