Monday, May 3, 2010

Blessed are they who expect nothing, for they'll be pleasantly surprised.


  1. How true this is!...
    But also so difficult... :-)

  2. Marty,
    This reminds me of "Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth." This is completely relevent today and in TN watching everyone pull together and help those in need from the flooding of the Cumberland River. Truly makes you feel thankful for kind hearts & warm quotes right now, thanks Marty.
    And I am still waiting for my signed copy of your new book! :-)

  3. Kimmy, having lived in Nashville, we are watching this story unfold with sadness.
    Our oldest son lives in Nolansville.

    Marty, where can we all get a copy of your book? I'll pay big bucks to have you on my nightstand.

  4. Hi thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I don't know if you can see the comment that I posted so I will leave it here. I want to especially thank you. You are one of the first people that put me on your friends list. So Big Hug....Thanks..Be well...I put it under this because I am living proof of expecting little and being surprised.

  5. it is NP, you're very right about it!

  6. Very right.Thanks for sharing.

  7. Yes.. indeed they are..the ancient book of the Hindus says something similar.."Work..and do not expects the fruits of your labor.." ..that is the voice of God :)


  8. Expectations are what bring down many a relationship.

  9. Very true indeed :-)

  10. My sister says that the key to happiness is to lower one's expectations! I think she might be on to something!


  11. Unless there is less than nothing,
    A number beyond zero,
    Minus any point of view,
    Where those who expect everything,
    (Including nothing,)
    Will be more than surprised,
    How fast time flies,
    Without wings,
    For surely there the blessing lies.

  12. I second the notion!

    Most tragic disappointments come from expecting too much. A simple remedy for heartaches is to expect nothing at all--give and share, and then end that with a period and a smile.

  13. Good thought...or hope that is.

  14. The highest form of happiness is to give without expecting any reward.
    Wow, this is the real secret of true happiness.