Trying to balance the expectations of any holiday
with the reality of what really happens, isn't easy.
Listening to inner voices and not reacting but acting,
is a challenge but can be done if you concentrate.
It's so easy to go through life always making
comparisons with the ideal vs. the reality we face.
I can choose to be happy and content with less
or miserable and depressed by my own greediness.
Maybe that's the difference between optimism
and pessimism. Is the glass half full or half empty?
When is enough enough? Patience is a needed virtue
and a little serendipity can change the whole scene.
(My photos-leftover from the contest.)