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“You Get What You Expect” (Good or Bad)

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gillumhouse

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Totally true. Self-fulfilling prophesy.
Plus the fact that happy pleasant people meet happy, pleasant people. Grumps scare them off.
 

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Whether you think you can do or you think you can't do it- you're right. I think that's a Henry Ford-ism
 

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You know that is sooo true!
When we adopted our daughter as an older child, the foster mom called us before we actually got our daughter, and asked if we were sure we wanted this child. She proceeded to name off a laundry list of how terrible, awful, rotten, mean and no good this child was and that HER children were suffering from depression because of this child! Then the social worker called us and made us go read the child's history (6 huge volumes) and ranted off the same laundry list!
I thought, no wonder this child is like she is, its what everyone expects!! We proceeded to adopt this WONDERFUL, intelligent, compassionate, beautiful child. We NEVER once saw any of the behaviors they described!
To meet her today you would never know she was adopted, you would never know she was abused, neglected, beat sexually abused, hated, abandoned, starved! Everyone who meets her falls in love with her. She has been to Ethiopia on a mission trip and is going again and talks about working there after she graduates. She wants to run a camp for children who are in foster care, or parents are in prison. She has a Big heart and if FULL of JOY!!
I find myself always wishing the entire world could meet her. She has so much to offer and freely gives. What an example her life is to so many others.
You do get what you expect!
ok... so I went off on a rabbit trail there a bit...
 

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oh... PS...
I am 'expecting' my B&B to sell AND to be able to find financing for the B&B we want!
 

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The odd thing is...that clerk could have changed the perspectives of either of those people instead of mimicking them.
We don't always have the time to do that while a guest is here but I think we all do our best to leave them with a good impression even if it doesn't sink in until later.
 

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You know that is sooo true!
When we adopted our daughter as an older child, the foster mom called us before we actually got our daughter, and asked if we were sure we wanted this child. She proceeded to name off a laundry list of how terrible, awful, rotten, mean and no good this child was and that HER children were suffering from depression because of this child! Then the social worker called us and made us go read the child's history (6 huge volumes) and ranted off the same laundry list!
I thought, no wonder this child is like she is, its what everyone expects!! We proceeded to adopt this WONDERFUL, intelligent, compassionate, beautiful child. We NEVER once saw any of the behaviors they described!
To meet her today you would never know she was adopted, you would never know she was abused, neglected, beat sexually abused, hated, abandoned, starved! Everyone who meets her falls in love with her. She has been to Ethiopia on a mission trip and is going again and talks about working there after she graduates. She wants to run a camp for children who are in foster care, or parents are in prison. She has a Big heart and if FULL of JOY!!
I find myself always wishing the entire world could meet her. She has so much to offer and freely gives. What an example her life is to so many others.
You do get what you expect!
ok... so I went off on a rabbit trail there a bit....
To continue the rabbit trail...
That makes me really proud of her, and of you, to read that!

I tell people the more labels they have the more money the state makes, same with public school. We can and will live up to our expectations, so let's make them HIGH!
 

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oh... PS...
I am 'expecting' my B&B to sell AND to be able to find financing for the B&B we want!
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Sunshine said:
oh... PS...
I am 'expecting' my B&B to sell AND to be able to find financing for the B&B we want!
That's great news for you. If it sells we will have to scratch you off our great American road trip. I'm sorry we didn't plan it earlier. Now only if a certain VA B&B sells ......
 

gillumhouse

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You know that is sooo true!
When we adopted our daughter as an older child, the foster mom called us before we actually got our daughter, and asked if we were sure we wanted this child. She proceeded to name off a laundry list of how terrible, awful, rotten, mean and no good this child was and that HER children were suffering from depression because of this child! Then the social worker called us and made us go read the child's history (6 huge volumes) and ranted off the same laundry list!
I thought, no wonder this child is like she is, its what everyone expects!! We proceeded to adopt this WONDERFUL, intelligent, compassionate, beautiful child. We NEVER once saw any of the behaviors they described!
To meet her today you would never know she was adopted, you would never know she was abused, neglected, beat sexually abused, hated, abandoned, starved! Everyone who meets her falls in love with her. She has been to Ethiopia on a mission trip and is going again and talks about working there after she graduates. She wants to run a camp for children who are in foster care, or parents are in prison. She has a Big heart and if FULL of JOY!!
I find myself always wishing the entire world could meet her. She has so much to offer and freely gives. What an example her life is to so many others.
You do get what you expect!
ok... so I went off on a rabbit trail there a bit....
I an so happy she was blessed to find the parents who loved and nurtured her. ANYONE can "pump them out" but not everyone is a PARENT.
My then 13 year old is coming in with his family tonight. (He is now 52)
 

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oh... PS...
I am 'expecting' my B&B to sell AND to be able to find financing for the B&B we want!
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Sunshine said:
oh... PS...
I am 'expecting' my B&B to sell AND to be able to find financing for the B&B we want!
That's great news for you. If it sells we will have to scratch you off our great American road trip. I'm sorry we didn't plan it earlier. Now only if a certain VA B&B sells ......
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Innkeep said:
Sunshine said:
oh... PS...
I am 'expecting' my B&B to sell AND to be able to find financing for the B&B we want!
That's great news for you. If it sells we will have to scratch you off our great American road trip. I'm sorry we didn't plan it earlier. Now only if a certain VA B&B sells ......
When I thought about that part, it made me sad... :( I REALLY want to meet you all.... Soooooooo if you ever do a PNW tour....... I'll be there!!
 

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oh... PS...
I am 'expecting' my B&B to sell AND to be able to find financing for the B&B we want!
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Sunshine said:
oh... PS...
I am 'expecting' my B&B to sell AND to be able to find financing for the B&B we want!
That's great news for you. If it sells we will have to scratch you off our great American road trip. I'm sorry we didn't plan it earlier. Now only if a certain VA B&B sells ......
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Innkeep said:
Sunshine said:
oh... PS...
I am 'expecting' my B&B to sell AND to be able to find financing for the B&B we want!
That's great news for you. If it sells we will have to scratch you off our great American road trip. I'm sorry we didn't plan it earlier. Now only if a certain VA B&B sells ......
When I thought about that part, it made me sad... :( I REALLY want to meet you all. Don't scratch me off the list yet.... Soooooooo if you ever do a PNW tour....... I'll be there!!
 
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