Disappointment is something everyone faces at some point and time in life. Friends, family, mentors, celebrities, and even your own actions can lead to a disappointment. No matter what it is, it’s hard to get over and other times it’s hard forget.
On my birthday I wanted to go to beach for the weekend. Although I didn’t really want to drive there, I didn’t think there was anything to do at home. It was a short drive away and I wanted my best friend to be there lying in the sand with me.
When I mentioned my idea to her, she seemed upset. I wasn’t expecting this reaction out of her; she is usually ready for anything. I didn’t understand. She kept telling me not to go, saying things about there being more stuff to do in the city than to be lazy on the beach.
Still, it was my birthday. I should be able to do what I want to, right?
As the week went on, I stayed adamant about my mini-vacation. The weekend was only a few days away when I got that text message. That text message made me miserable. My eyes watered and my heart was broken.
The text was from my sister. She finally broke down and told me there was a surprise party for me that weekend, and my best friend planned a big part of it.
I always wanted a big surprise. Friends screaming, “Happy birthday!” from every corner, family giving the biggest hugs and a memory that would last forever; you know, what you see on TV.
But I ruined it.
I was so disappointed that I did not listen to my intuition. If I would have just listened to my gut-feeling that said, “Don’t go,” everything would have been perfect and I would have gotten something I always wanted.
I will never forget that day, the decisions I made, and how selfishly I acted.
The greatest disappointment is one that you commit on yourself. Those are the disappointments that are hard to get over and even harder to forget.
In time you will realize there is a lot to learn in the midst of your disappointments. It’s hard to see its importance now, but if you believe in your intuition first, you will thank yourself later.