What does one do with expectations? When they’re not met, do you lower them and choose to tuck those bouts of disappointment in, or would you remain persistent and justify why it is perfectly alright to possess your own standards? To that, I say hold onto them, to not put yourself in a situation where you keep lowering them, because you deserve every bit that you desire for. Happiness does not teach us to be happy as much as sadness does. Likewise, disappointments teach us much more about gratitude than having just what you need does. So allow yourself to be disappointed from time to time, embrace it. Because when the right one comes along and proves to you just how you’ve been rational and reasonable all along, that’s when you know you better be cherishing this whom has risen above the rest and given you more than you thought he would.