I heard a quote once that said "Hope for the best, but expect the worst." I don't know about you but I have been disappointed many time when someone that I loved didn't meet the expectations I had for them. But I have also been on the other side of the coin and been crushed when someone I cared about and trusted had high expectations for me and I ended up letting them down. It's a terrible feeling to know that you've disappointed someone you love. In one of the books I'm reading the author recommends this, "Be hard on yourself but easy on others. Carry your own cross but never lay one on the back of another. " If you feel wilty like the flower in the picture above and it seems like you're constantly letting others down maybe it's time to stop caring so much what others say you should do and focus solely on what God says you should do. He doesn't want us to walk around in a constant state of discouragement. We all go through ups and downs but you don't have a feel when you're knocked down that that is where you are supposed to stay.
"If you have made mistakes there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down." ~Mary Pickford
Everyone falls down. You don't have to feel alone. Get back up and try one more time.
If no one else has told you today, I love you and I believe in you.